by Sarah Mower, VoguePhoto courtesy of Céline
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We've heard about shorts. We've wondered about crop-tops. But isn't it time we take note of the fact that the big shirt has suddenly shot up in the 2012 hierarchy of day-to-day spring chic? Put it this way: Only a couple of years ago, the very suggestion of wearing an oversize, long-sleeved shirt, worn untucked, with tails flying, would have made most fashion-conscious women flinch. Now, though, thanks to a subtle switch in perception, we find ourselves of the opinion that upper-body coverage-buttoned-up necks, long sleeves, and an elongated, waist-de-emphasizing volume-are 100 percent desirable. And lo, this job description is ideally filled by the big shirt. Thanks to Céline, Rag & Bone, DKNY, Givenchy, J.Crew, and a slew of young designers, the overscale shirt is now in full active service on many fashion fronts.
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The status makeover has, of course, involved crucial tweaks. What began as a men's staple has