As the week rolls on, pouffy looks continue to sail down the runway. But while last season was more of a head-to-toe volume affair, for spring, lean tops, nipped waists—even sweet little jackets—are providing a figure-friendly degree of balance.

Oscar de la Renta, left, and
Devi Kroell:

Photos by Thomas Iannaccone, Jimi Celeste and John Aquino