Midi Skirts Are The Versatile Summer Staple That’ll Upgrade Your Wardrobe

Fitting neatly between the bold, flirty mini skirt and the dramatic, romantic maxi skirt is the comfortable, ultra-flattering midi skirt. Not too short, not too long — it’s just right. The mid-calf length skirt style is versatile, a great day-to-night option, and has become a wardrobe staple, especially for the summer. The semi-casual semi-formal bottoms can easily be dressed down with a crop top and white sneakers or dressed up with a blouse and strappy heels.

And some trending styles that should be on your radar include satin, cotton, and denim midi skirts, side slit and wrap midi skirts, and printed and floral midi skirts. So if you’re looking for a versatile piece that’ll upgrade your style, consider ordering a couple of midi skirts that you can alternate throughout the summer for different vibes and occasions.

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Satin Midi Skirts

Satin is perhaps the first fabric you think of when you picture midi skirts. It’s a classic combination that has become a fan favorite for many. The silky skirt is perfect for dinners, parties, and even the office. From colorful and pleated options to neutral and refined ones, satin midi skirts are your go-to for when shorts are too casual and a dress is too formal.

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J.Crew Gwyneth Slip Skirt, $, available at J.Crew

Anthropologie Satin Pleated Midi Skirt

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Anthropologie Satin Pleated Midi Skirt, $, available at Anthropologie

Asos Design Satin Bias Midi Skirt

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ASOS DESIGN Satin Bias Midi Skirt, $, available at ASOS

Lulus Springtime Sensation Pleated Satin Midi Skirt

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Lulus Springtime Sensation Pleated Satin Midi Skirt, $, available at Lulus

Quince 100% Washable Silk Skirt

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Quince 100% Washable Silk Skirt, $, available at Quince

Denim Midi Skirts

Denim midi skirts are an offset of the wildly popular and nostalgic denim maxi skirt comeback. Again, a midi-length option is perfect for the day (and situationally the night) and is a bit more wearable than a maxi style. Each of these denim midi skirts also feature front slits for walking ease and some much-appreciated breeze.

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We The Free Wild Roses Midi Skirt, $, available at Free People

Abercrombie & Fitch Denim Midi Skirt

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Abercrombie & Fitch Denim Midi Skirt, $, available at Abercrombie & Fitch

Madewell Denim Maxi Skirt in Merrimon Wash

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Madewell Denim Maxi Skirt in Merrimon Wash, $, available at Madewell

Mango Denim Midi-Skirt

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Mango Denim Midi-Skirt, $, available at Mango

Gap Factory Denim Midi Pencil Skirt with Washwell

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Gap Factory Denim Midi Pencil Skirt with Washwell, $, available at Gap Factory

Floral Midi Skirts

Florals? For summer? Classic and chic! Whether you prefer a large-scale print or a more muted, abstract one, a floral skirt is a dainty, feminine summer staple. Pair your patterned skirt with a simple blouse or crop top for a perfect outfit combination every time.

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City Chic Paige Print Skirt, $, available at City Chic

Reformation Layla Skirt

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Reformation Layla Skirt, $, available at Reformation

BP. Floral Print Side Slit Midi Skirt

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BP. Floral Print Side Slit Midi Skirt, $, available at Nordstrom

Cider High Waist Mesh Floral Midi Skirt

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cider High Waist Mesh Floral Midi Skirt, $, available at Cider

Midi Skirts With Slits

If you want to show a bit more leg than many midi skirts offer, consider going for one with a slit. This flirty detail adds a bit more interest to your look and is perfect for a dramatic, twirling-in-the-wind moment.

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Maeve The Lille Side-Slit Midi Skirt, $, available at Anthropologie

Intimately Sweet Talker Half Slip Skirt

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Intimately Sweet Talker Half Slip Skirt, $, available at Free People

Zara Cut Out Knit Skirt

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Zara Cut Out Knit Skirt, $, available at Zara

Halogen Double Slit Pleated Midi Skirt

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Halogen Double Slit Pleated Midi Skirt, $, available at Nordstrom

Wrap Midi Skirts

Similar to midi skirts with slits, wrap midi skirts can show some leg too. There are plenty of wrap styles out there, whether you want a fully adjustable skirt or a faux wrap one that solely gives the flattering cut of a sarong.

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Simply Be Linen Wrap Midi Skirt, $, available at ASOS

Love, Bonito Atasha Front Wrap Skirt

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Love Bonito Atasha Front Wrap Skirt, $, available at Love Bonito

Everlane The Linen Wrap Skirt

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Everlane The Linen Wrap Skirt, $, available at Everlane

Vero Moda Wrap Front Midi Skirt

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Vero Moda Wrap Front Midi Skirt, $, available at ASOS

Cotton Midi Skirts

Stay cool (style-wise and weather-wise) in a cotton-blend skirt this summer. This broad category of midi skirts encompasses a bunch of styles from A-line and column silhouettes to slits, tiers, and cargo skirt details. Take your pick and then take on the day in comfort.

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Banana Republic Linen-Blend Midi Skirt, $, available at Banana Republic

The Somerset Collection Cotton Maxi Skirt

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The Somerset Collection The Somerset Cotton Maxi Skirt, $, available at Anthropologie

American Eagle Snappy Convertible Maxi Skirt

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American Eagle Snappy Convertible Maxi Skirt, $, available at American Eagle

Eloquii Lace Up Waist Midi Skirt

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Eloquii Lace Up Waist Midi Skirt, $, available at Eloquii

Free-est Essential Convertible Skirt

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free-est Essential Convertible Skirt, $, available at Free People

Printed & Textured Midi Skirts

If you want a printed midi skirt but aren’t into traditional florals, there are other summer-ready options out there like funky screen prints or checkered fabric. And if you’re looking for something a bit more subtle, go for a textured midi skirt instead, whether that be lace, eyelet, or ruffles.

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Motel Lassie Printed Midi Skirt, $, available at Urban Outfitters

Line & Dot Pixie Eyelet Skirt

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Line & Dot Pixie Eyelet Skirt, $, available at Revolve

Farm Rio Lime Sweet Jungle Lenzing Ecovero Skirt

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Farm Rio Lime Sweet Jungle Lenzing Ecovero Skirt, $, available at Farm Rio

Princess Polly Ella-Rae Midi Skirt

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Princess Polly Ella-Rae Midi Skirt, $, available at Princess Polly

Old Navy Tiered Gingham Maxi Skirt

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Old Navy Tiered Gingham Maxi Skirt, $, available at Old Navy

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