The Return of Body Unconscious Fashion: 19 Looks From Runway to Store

To the Spanx-haters, the anti-belt freaks, and the women who like their waistlines like they like their heroines in old Western romance novels (loose), your time has come. The body-con dress has never looked quite so dated, and a quick glance through last fall's fashion weeks and more recent pre-fall offerings shows us that we're entering an era of undefined waists, sweatshirt-inspired tops, and silhouettes designed to swirl around the body — not constrain it.

DKNY, pre-fall '14

The waist, if it’s there at all, is severely dropped.

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Oversized blazer

Costa Blanca Oversized Blazer. $47.19, asos.com

Drop-waisted dress

Drop Waist, Zip Back dress, $136.50, letoilesport.com

Céline S/S '14, Paris Fashion Week

Good news, ladies: No one is allowed to say “that sweater is too big” anymore.

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Gigantic Sweater

Oversized Sweat Dress In Animal Print, $72.60, asos.com

Floral sweater

Mango Oversized Jacquard Sweater, $48.09, asos.com

Etro S/S '14, Paris Fashion Week

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Everything about this look flows sweetly, from the layering to the scarf to the total lack of definition.

Drop-waist short dress

Premium Silk Oversized Smock With Oriental Print and Embroidery, $113.34, asos.com

Vintage maxi dress

'70s Maxi Dress, $37, etsy.com

Maxi t-shirt dress

Talkin Too Much Maxi, $88, freepeople.com

Burberry S/S '14, London Fashion Week

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Coats that double as dresses are very Margot Tenenbaum.

Swing Coat

Larry Levine Wool Blend Swing Coat, $169.90, nordstrom.com

Long, slouchy coat

ASOS Oversized Wrap Front Coat, $139.75, asos.com

Proenza Schouler S/S '14, New York Fashion Week

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Forget about pairing volume on the bottom with definition up top — double the volume, double the fun.

Bubble skirt

Bubble Jacquard Midi Skirt, £48, topshop.com

Metallic maxi

Uprising Metallic Maxi Skirt, $52, threadsence.com

Opening Ceremony S/S '14, New York Fashion Week

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The t-shirt is no longer something that hugs curves, shows bra lines, or requires any real form of undergarments at all.

Boxy round-neck top

Kensington Boxy Colorblock Top, $121, neimunmarcus.com

Boxy dress top

Solange Short Sleeve Boxy Top, $110, aliceandolivia.com