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List Rules Magazines directed at women only! Political or other special interest mags belong on a different list.

A list of the top U.S. Women's Interest Magazines, as voted on by readers of the publication. Quality of writing, strength of voice, variety of topics covered and usefulness of articles were all taken into consideration when making this list. Women's Interest Magazines have always been the bread-and-butter of publishing companies because they offer so many opportunities for advertisers. In the past century, women have benefited this as the number and variety of magazines targeting towards them continues to grow. 

Cosmopolitan's Helen Gurley Brown was arguably the most influential women's magazine editor. Her days revamping Cosmopolitan in the 1960s paved the way for many more magazines to develop a voice that is more consistent with what women actually care about. (Thus the move away from predominately housekeeping related magazines to magazines about sex, friendships and work drama.)  

Featuring the most popular magazines centering on female related issues, this list includes famous women's mags like Vogue, Elle, Vanity Fair, and more. 

Which U.S. women's magazines do you devour every month? Which ones are overrated? Vote on the list below and add your favorites. 

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134 72
Cosmopolitan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

2
99 50
Elle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

3
129 72
VOGUE is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

4
70 39
Real Simple is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Real Simple

5
64 35
Women's Health is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

6
61 35
Harper's Bazaar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Harper's Bazaar

7
74 49
Vanity Fair is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

8
56 39
InStyle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

9
54 39
Woman's Day is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Woman's Day

10
34 21
Redbook is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Redbook

11
30 20
Allure is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Allure

12
38 29
Health is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

13
32 24
Shape is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Shape

14
50 44
O, The Oprah Magazine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
O, The Oprah Magazine

The Best Cooking Magazines

15
35 30
People is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

16
33 29
Lucky is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Lucky

17
27 23
Parenting is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Parenting

18
25 21
Teen Vogue is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

19
33 31
Woman's World is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Woman's World

20
21 18
Martha Stewart Living is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

21
16 14
Family Circle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Family Circle

The All-Time Greatest Horror Writers

22
22 21
Prevention is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Prevention

23
13 11
Natural Health is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Natural Health

24
26 26
First for Women is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
First for Women

25
21 21
FamilyFun is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
FamilyFun

26
25 26
All You is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
All You

27
20 21
People StyleWatch is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
People StyleWatch

28
18 19
Us Weekly is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

The Best Men's Magazines (U.S.)

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11 11
Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
misslexi added Seventeen

30
11 13
Town and Country is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Town and Country

31
1 1
Fitstyle Magazine is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
gfcconnection added Fitstyle Magazine

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9 11
Brides is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
AndreaPoole-Presslor added Brides

33
0 0
Equus is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
JoshuaKirkevold added Equus

34
9 12
More is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
More

35
9 12
Nylon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Nylon

Last Words Written By Famous People In Their Suicide Notes

36
9 12
Dwell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

37
12 18
Women's Wear Daily is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Women's Wear Daily

38
7 12
Southern Lady is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Southern Lady

39
10 17
Bust is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Bust

40
10 17
Oxygen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Oxygen

41
13 22
Ms. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Ms.

42
9 18
Twist is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Twist

This Timeline of Women's Fashion Proves That Beauty Standards Are Arbitrary

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5 13
Fitstyle Magazine is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
FitstyleMag added Fitstyle Magazine

44
5 13
Domino is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Domino

45
8 18
Star is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

46
5 14
Working Mother is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Working Mother

47
9 20
Audrey is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Audrey

48
5 15
Lilith is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

49
7 18
OK! is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
OK!

50
6 17
Flare is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Flare