Emily Ratajkowski's skimpy style pushes limits because she's an 'attention seeker' – but there's more to it, says expert | The Sun

EMILY Ratajkowski shot to fame thanks to her sex appeal — and a decade after starring in the Blurred Lines music video, she still has skimpy style.

One fashion expert tells The U.S. Sun that Emily's intentions appear to be attention-seeking — but she may no longer even realize some of her outfits are taboo.

Emily said it plainly herself: "A woman can be seeking attention and also make a statement. They don't need to be mutually exclusive."

The 32-year-old star certainly turns heads in what she wears, and she's attracted paparazzi presence and plenty of Instagram likes with some of her recent fashion choices.

In July, she attended Michael Rubin's annual Hamptons white party in a lingerie-like white dress made of completely sheer fabric — with a large cutout over her chest.

On June 26, she once again wore a skin-bearing white number to the Jacquemus fashion show in France.

The Gone Girl actress even shows skin when she's out walking her dog in New York City — an occurrence frequently snapped by photographers.

"She's definitely been a lot more revealing," celebrity stylist Tavia Sharp told The U.S. Sun.

"It's skimpier. It's more risque than it has been in the past.

"I think she wants to grab attention and she wants to stand out. It's: 'Look at me' and 'I love my body.'

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"She's confident and she wants to just own that. I think she's always kind of been like that, to be honest.

"I do think some of these outfits really say: 'Hey, you know what? Look at me, I'm very comfortable in my body and I like the attention.'"

Emily won't apologize for it, either — and she doesn't think any woman should have to.

"The ideal feminist world shouldn't be one where women suppress their human instincts for attention and desire," she wrote in an essay for Glamour in 2016.

But Sharp speculated that it's not just that Emily wants people looking her way.

The stylist said Emily has an "insane body" and probably picks clothes because they highlight that, if for no other reason.

"Obviously she's super confident in her skin and her body," Sharp said.

"So the clothing, for her, is just complementing that. I think it is about showing more of her body and just feeling very comfortable in our own skin."

In fact, she may be so comfortable in her skin that doesn't even realize the extent to which she's pushing limits.

"I've worked with a lot of models. Models have that confidence level — they just disconnect from the fact that they're showing skin," Sharp explained.

"It's more like, 'Hey, I'm here to be the like the mannequin, just use my body for that.'"

"They don't really see the taboo part of showing skin because it's just so natural and normal. And she's been doing it for so long."

So it's no surprise that Emily has not just embraced the "naked dress" trend — she's been at the forefront.

"There is a little bit of a trend going around with like this kind of sheer naked dress. I've seen it on a few people," Sharp continued.

"But I just think for her, specifically, she's just pushing the limit with the less clothing that she can get away with, the better.

"She seems to be a bit of a trendsetter. She's been doing it for a while, pushing these edges with the more revealing looks.

"And it's not just the sheerness — she's really comfortable wearing like these barely-there tops and barely-there miniskirts. She's super comfortable not wearing much at all."

Emily said as much to Elle in 2014.

"I've always felt very comfortable in my own skin," she told the magazine.

"I grew up going to beaches in Spain where I would see topless women. My dad is a visual artist so I have seen so many nude paintings and that was something I always loved and was drawn to.

"I always found the female form from the photographer or the artists' side to be a really interesting and beautiful subject.

"So I never really thought of judging my body."

That comfort, Sharp said, means that even if she's nearly nude, Emily not just catering to male fans — sometimes it's for female fans, too.

"Some of [her outfits say]: 'I want the men to look at me.'

"But then other outfits that she wears are, I think, more for showing women: 'Hey, it's okay to show skin. It's okay to be sexual and professional.'

"I think it's she's owning it. You know, 'Hey, it's okay to be sexy and show your sexuality and be successful.' Sexy and successful.'

And even when she wears something that's deemed "a little too much" — as Sharp described her lingerie-like white party outfit — it still works.

"For some reason with her, I feel like she just can make it work."

Whatever others think of her choices, though, Emily insists she's not particularly fussed.

"I’ve been called an attention whore so often that I had almost gotten used to it," she told Glamour after being criticized for speaking at a political rally.

She went on: "It’s absurd to think that desire for attention doesn’t drive both women and men. Why are women scrutinized for it more, then?

"And if a woman dresses up because she does want attention, male or otherwise, does that make her guilty of something? Or less 'serious'?"

Emily argues that it doesn't — and Sharp confirmed that the star has proved that sexy style doesn't have to stop her from racking up achievements.

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"What she's doing hasn't been holding back her career," Sharp said.

"She's partnering with a ton of designers and she gets herself out there. It hasn't put a damper on or hurt her career. So I think it's she's owning it."

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