Cynthia Rowley’s collection was at its best when she kept things flirty, as in her full-skirted, silk tank dresses in brightly mixed florals. No less charming were the chain-mail tanks or gold-appliquéd T-shirts paired with short silk skirts. Rowley got sporty, too, without losing the girly factor. She added topstitching to the bodice of one party dress and on the silk panel skirt of another. But the too-stiff bonded pieces — dresses, skirts, T-shirts and, most unflattering, the zigzag or botanical-print pants — left one wishing for more of Rowley’s lighter touch.

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