When there’s a religious site stop on your itinerary, say Vatican City, you’ll need to dress in a way that’s both respectable and comfortable enough to wear through the rest of the day. Look no further than these chic knee-covering midi skirts.

By Richelle Szypulski
Updated September 17, 2016
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Jersey Pleat Midi Skirt

Metallic accordion pleats are the most fun to wear, and they really don’t wrinkle, which earns them some Emoji praise hands for packing. Pair this shiny, navy stunner with a light-wash denim button-up shirt and a printed scarf.

To buy: $60; topshop.com

J. Crew

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Tie-Waist Cotton Linen Skirt

J.Crew adds personality to this standard A-line with a knot-tie belt. I love the safari gold color with a blue gingham-print top and a pair of statement earrings.

To buy: $98; jcrew.com

Sea

3
Waist-tie Cotton-Denim Skirt

This skirt is elevated denim in its purest form. Pair it with a structured top and slide sandals for effortless cool.

To buy: $453; matchesfashion.com

Zara

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Pom-Pom Wrap Skirt

This almost-black navy-blue skirt is the definition of coy with its pom-pom hem. It’s perfect with ankle-laced espadrilles and a ruffle-detailed top.

To buy: $70, zara.com

H&M

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Textured-Weave Skirt

At first glance, this flared, calf-length skirt may seem best suited for the office, but tuck in a loose-fitting, graphic T-shirt and top it off with a vintage-inspired denim jacket to take it from cubicle to casual.

To buy: $35; hm.com

J.W.Anderson

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Gingham Ruffled Cotton Skirt

All you’ll need with this summer-forever J.W.Anderson midi is a tailored white T-shirt and a pair of no-fuss slip-on sneakers.

To buy: $465, matchesfashion.com

Topshop

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Paperbag Tie Midi Skirt

This cinch-waisted simple silhouette can easily be dressed up or down. It’s got double slits and, a crowd favorite, pockets (!) at both side seams.

To buy: $85; topshop.com

Self Portrait

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Patchwork Guipure-Lace Midi Skirt

Self Portrait is known for its mastery of garments that are both delicate and modern, and this skirt is no exception. On top, a long-sleeved silk shirt in black or white keeps it light, but sophisticated.

To buy: $375; matchesfashion.com

Need Supply Co.

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Button-Front Striped Skirt

The appeal of this minimalist midi is all in the details. It has splits in each of the side seams, and two patch pockets on the front.

To buy: $68; needsupply.com

Tibi

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Perforated Faux Suede Midi Skirt

Lace-like laser cutouts and a red-wine hue give this faux suede skirt a fresh update. For an upscale bohemian look, pair it with an embroidered top and a bag with fringe detailing.

To buy: $595; nordstrom.com

Zara

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Rose Printed Midi Skirt

Add some floral flounce to your outfit with this stretch-waist, flared midi skirt. Match a black top and shoes to accentuate the detail of the stitching.

To buy: $70, zara.com

Madewell

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Denim Midi Skirt

This ’70s-inpired button-front skirt lets you decide how much leg you want to show. Sport this five-pocket style with a sailor-striped T-shirt and some comfortable loafers.

To buy: $90, net-a-porter.com

Topshop

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Wrap Tie Midi Skirt

The wrap-style silhouette of this skirt is ultra flattering and its deep olive green color looks lovely with pale pink or light blue.

To buy: $66; topshop.com

J.Crew

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Faux-Leather Pleated Midi Skirt

This feels-like-the-real-thing faux leather skirt has a lovely drape and falls right beneath the knee for major rock-romance vibes.

To buy: $120, jcrew.com