Plus Size Bra Review: Ewa Michalak ‘PL Ametyst’

Ewa Michalak "PL Ametyst"

Ewa Michalak “PL Ametyst”

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.

Photos:

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the gore does not quite sit flat

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Measurements:

  • 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+

3 thoughts on “Plus Size Bra Review: Ewa Michalak ‘PL Ametyst’

  1. It’s this exact reason which keeps me trying other brands before EM—quality control on sizing. I think the Jasmine and the other EM bra you have both look better than this one, so I’m not surprised you aren’t as crazy about it. I am interested to see how you like the Curvy Kate Portia. It’s one of the few CK styles I haven’t tried yet.

  2. Such a shame it didn’t work for you as the colours are amazing! I have to say that I had troubles with the PL Milady as well. I didn’t even notice it at first, but the central gore doesn’t stay quite flat in that either and somehow the bra feels a bit uncomfy. Even though my PL Black in the same size fits like a glove and the same goes for Onyks in one cup size bigger.

    Wouldn’t it be great to just go to a store and try on all the sizes and styles of EM bras? This is a bit frustrating. :-/

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