NARY Resort Clothing Review: Ethically + Sustainably Made In Cambodia
I recently discovered NARY Resort on Instagram and immediately fell in love with the romantic, puff-sleeve blouses! I was even more impressed when I found out they are ethically and sustainably made in Cambodia. So when NARY Resort reached out and asked if I would style something from their new spring launch I jumped at the chance! Below is my NARY Resort Clothing Review.
Outfit Details: NARY Resort Turtleneck c/o || Everlane Way High Denim (long inseam) || Sézane Bag c/o || Maison Miette Scarf || Zara Heels (old)
NARY Resort Clothing Review
About Nary Resort
NARY Resort was founded by three sisters in 2020. The brand is named after their mother who was born in Cambodia and survived the genocide by the Khmer Rouge in the 70’s. Their mother’s amazing story of survival inspired the sisters to start their brand as a way to give back to the country that is a big part of their identity and heritage.
At NARY, ethical and sustainably manufacturing is important to the brand. Their garments are made from locally sourced deadstock materials. They work closely with ethical NGO factories in Cambodia to ensure that workers are given a fair wage. NARY is also a member of the Freedom Business Alliance, which is a global alliance working to end human trafficking.
Rohnea Linen Turtleneck
The first item I saw from NARY was their popular Rohnea Linen Turtleneck. This is one of their staple pieces and it’s released in different colors and patterns throughout the year. It’s giving Seinfeld puffy shirt vibes but in the best way! Seriously though, I thought the top was GORGEOUS. And this spring they made it in a beautiful white windowpane fabric.
This ethically made linen top is composed of a linen/cotton deadstock material. It has a subtle windowpane pattern which is really pretty and gives the top some added texture and interest. the entire body is elastic shirring so it’s very stretchy and form-fitting. There is a ruffled high collar and puff sleeves with elastic.
Size and Fit
I’m wearing the size small and I would say it runs a little small. I’m usually a size small in tops but I feel like I could comfortably wear the size medium in this top. The shirred bodice is definitely stretchy but I think I’d like it to fit a little looser. The material is slightly sheer so having the bodice fit a little looser would be helpful so that you can’t see my bra as clearly. I’m actually wearing sticky cups in these photos because you could clearly see my bra lines with a regular bra. FYI – I’m probably in-between a size Small and size Medium according to their size chart. So when in doubt, take your larger size if you are in-between sizes!
I also want to mention that this ethically made linen top comes is packaged sustainably in a beautiful woven palm leaf package! It was almost too pretty to open!
How to Style a Puff Sleeve Top
I chose to style my NARY linen top with wide leg denim. Since the top is fitted I wanted to balance it out with looser bottoms. I feel like if I was wearing tight skinny jeans I would look top heavy and almost like a stuffed sausage…haha. Styling this puff sleeve top with a linen midi skirt or flowy midi skirt would also work well.
I also like a pair of strappy sandals for this look to match the romantic feel of the blouse. The strappy heels I’m wear are old from Zara but I love Sézane’s sandal options.
Overall, NARY is a beautiful resort wear brand that you can feel good about supporting. I love that they are dedicated to thoughtful and ethical production. If you are looking for an outfit for your summer vacation then definitely check out NARY’s gorgeous linen pieces! You’ll be comfortable and chic all summer long!
Sizing question: I am in-between a XS/S, fairly small boned and a B-cup chest, do you think I would be okay with a XS or do you still recommend taking the larger size? Thank you!
Hi! My measurements are 34-29-39 and I’m a 30D. So my chest is a size Small and my waist is a size Medium according to their size chart. The underarm and waist measurement of the size small top laid flat is 12.5″ – so it does stretch a lot! I wish I would have taken the size medium because the size small top feels like it shows all of my bulges (like my bra straps and muffin top) when it’s that tight…lol. I also would have liked more volume on the sleeves. So it kind of depends on if you’d like the top to be more fitted or voluminous. It sounds like if you have a petite frame and chest you could do the XS but again, it just depends on how you’d like it to fit. Hope that helps!
Thanks so much! I am definitely leaning towards the XS. Although my back and shoulders are quite broad for my size, I have a much smaller chest than you plus a very short torso, so I feel like I might end up with some extra material in those areas if I were to take my larger size.
I will figure it out haha. Thanks again!