The PL Ametyst is available from Ewa Michalak in various sizes (with special ordering up to an L cup I believe) for about $43.00
After much urging from my reviews of the PL Stalowka and PL Karmelki in a 40J (90J), I custom ordered the PL Ametyst and PL Stalowka both in a 40JJ (90JJ). I received the Ametyst about a month and a half ago, and I’ll be honest…. It still has the tags on it. I’m not completely sold on the fit.
- Flat band: 31″
- Stretched band: 39″
- Cup Width: 7.25″
- Cup Depth: 15.25″
- Wire Length: 14.75″
- Gore Height: 4.5″
- Wing Height: 5.75″
Comparison with a 40J (90J) Stalowka: http://www.bratabase.com/compare/dhigk/
The two bras are almost exactly the same. No wonder so many people have such a hard time finding their EM fit….*grumble grumble*
Features: Half adjustable straps, pads to adjust asymmetry, lace overlay on the cups, bow/diamante on center gore, and three rows of three hooks and eyes
Fit: I’m just not happy with the fit. I think a lot of this has to do with the fact that the cups are narrower than the Stalowka (which I love). No matter what I did, I could not get the gore to lay flat with this bra. I also felt like the straps were really, really short. I usually don’t need to tighten my straps that much (maybe about 2-3″ on fully adjustable straps), so these were just too short for me. Good news for women who need really short straps.
Support and Shape: The support is there, but because the gore did not lay flat, I did not feel very secure in this bra. The shape is surprisingly pointy and not like the rounded, projected shape I have come to love from the Stalowka. I’m not really a fan of this bra. It feels really bulky and industrial on. I also feel like the shape is kind of pointed downwards.
Other Thoughts: The color of the bra is not purple; It’s burgundy. So the photo from EM’s site is *very* misleading about the color of this bra. I also felt like the band was more firm than my other EM bras, but that will definitely change with more wear. I haven’t decided if I am going to keep this or not. And I can only put it on when I’m not PMSing because the fit issues are worse when I am bloated. So….it may take me a long time to decide.
Overall Grade: C+