After reading the reviews I decided to order this blouse one size larger than I normally do. "Normal" being the questionable word. The issue is that manufacturers vary greatly and so does style and fit. Sometimes I am too busty for an 18/20. So, typically I wear a 22/24 which can sometimes be just right, and sometimes be too large. Likewise with the X sizes. I never can fit into an X-large: occasionally 2X will fit, but I am much more comfortable in a 3X. With all that in consideration, I ordered a 26. Even after I placed it in the dryer it was still too large. Large like a maternity top large. Part of that may be due to style. This is not to be worn tightly. However, it is such a beautiful blouse, I decided to make it work.