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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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