New York Fashion Week has always been the place to make a statement, and this year Lori Harvey made a big one with her killer curves.
Her signature style is so attention-grabbing that a fashion psychologist has dubbed her pictures even more arousing than Emily Ratajkowski’s.
Lori Harvey (seen here in May) wore a red crisscross outfit where part of her breast was exposed which can increase the arousal effect, said a psychologistCredit: Getty
Professor Carolyn Mair told The U.S. Sun that Emily Ratajkowksi (seen here on September 12) chose green for her crisscross outfit which is a calming colorCredit: Getty
At New York’s SS24 shows, Lori sat front row for designers like Proenza Schouler.
The SKN By LH founder showed off a black bra at a Victora’s Secret catwalk show and wore daring outfits to parties across Manhattan.
At a Chanel bash on Wednesday, the 26-year-old wore a see-through pantsuit, pearls, and sunglasses.
But her signature crisscross top style is the more overtly sexual, according to our expert.
In an exclusive interview, fashion psychologist Professor Carolyn Mair Ph.D told The U.S. Sun: “Lori’s red crisscross outfit is attention-grabbing and arousing.
“Part of her breast is also exposed which is likely to increase the arousal effect, as well as the color.
“Red is often chosen for its arousing qualities as it is associated with passion and attention-grabbing boldness.
“The color triggers a range of physiological responses. These include increased heart rate and elevated blood pressure.
“Red is associated with potential dangers such as fire and blood, as well as sensuality.
“Consequently, the color red is often linked socioculturally to emotions like passion and love.
“While Emily also favors this style, she chose green for her most recent crisscross outfit.
“Green can give a calming effect and evoke a sense of freshness and harmony.”
Mair said many of Lori’s choices show how she “prefers sexier looks.”
Lori (seen here on September 06) wore Chanel at a party which created a sense of intrigue by revealing glimpses of the body, said an expertCredit: Getty
“Lori’s black outfit was a modern twist on a classic Chanel look,” she said.
“It was transparent so this implied Lori prefers sexier looks than a more classic Chanel.
“The outfit created a sense of intrigue by revealing glimpses of the body while still leaving much of it hidden.
“The need to involve the observer’s imagination can trigger feelings of eroticism.
“Her pearl choker also drew attention to her neck and the longer strings of pearls, to her body.
“Traditionally, the neck was considered to be one of the most vulnerable parts of the human body.”
The Memphis-born IMG model and entrepreneur is no stranger to the red-carpet lifestyle – or dressing to impress.
Lori dated movie star Michael B. Jordan, 36, for a year before splitting with the Creed star in 2022.
The couple’s age gap was said to have led Lori to call it quits.
People reported that she was not ready to commit.
Lori with her ex Michael B. Jordan in 2022Credit: Getty
Lori and Damson Idris (seen here in August) started dating in JanuaryCredit: Getty
Since then, the step-daughter of TV host Steve Harvey has been sharing sexy fashion images on Instagram.
Some include her boyfriend, Damson Idris. The couple went public in January.
Pleasing a new partner is something that can impact a person’s style said Mair.
“Dressing differently can be a way to appear more attractive and appeal to them,” she said.
“Building on the increasing confidence might lead to a new exploration of different aspects of personality and style.”
Emily (seen here on September 12) also likes crisscross bras that cover and reveal at the same time, said Professor Carolyn MairCredit: Getty
On Wednesday, mom-of-one Emily was seen dancing at the MTV VMAs in a green crisscross outfit by Jean Paul Gaultier.
As the daring top rode up, Emily appeared to be adjusting it.
“These crisscross bras cover and reveal at the same time,” said Mair.
“In some cases, it is about part of the breast but this is not about the nipples.
“This is about the torso and naval.
“Like other body hollows, the navel is considered an erogenous zone.
“It is close to the lower abdomen and pelvis which makes it an intimate and sensual part of the body.
“Otherwise, in addition to acting as a support for the breasts, this crisscross fashion style separates and holds the breasts in place.
“It highlights their weight and curves.”
Lor’si (seen here in May) black crisscross dress was more sophisticated and demure, said a fashion psychologistCredit: Getty
But Mair suggested color continued to be key when considering Harvey and Ratajkowksi’s crisscross choices.
“The image of Lori in black is sophisticated and somewhat demure, ” she added.
“Whereas the color orange (shown below) is socioculturally associated with the emotion of joy.
“This is seen in combination with the wet skin and skimpy outfit in that image in the shower.
“Overall it is also likely to be interpreted as arousing as well.”
Steve Harvey’s daughter Lori chose an orange crisscross bikini where the color is associated with joy, said an expertCredit: Instagram/ YevrahSwim
Ratajowski’s green crisscross offered up different associations, Mair said.
“Green is associated with the natural world, representing growth, renewal, and vitality, ” she added.
“It is used in hospitals on walls and for scrubs as it is a soothing color.
“It is also associated with luck and good fortune.
“There are many varied interpretations of the color green depending on cultural and contextual factors.”
Lori (seen here in April) wears crisscross fashion styles that separate and hold the breasts in place, said an expertCredit: Getty