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

J. Crew


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



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



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



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



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



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


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.


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



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



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



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



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



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