I bought two pairs of size 24 dress pants yesterday. They fit great! My mom is hemming them up for me, because they were about two inches too long. I can wear any size 24 dress pant, but for some reason size 24 jeans are still too tight for my comfort level. I guess it is how the fabric is cut different for dress pants.
When you start out at a size 36, being able to wear a size 24 is a huge accomplishment! I can't wait until they are too big!