magazines The Best Women's Magazines (US)  

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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 US 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 US 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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164 94
Cosmopolitan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

2
119 68
Elle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

3
143 90
VOGUE is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

4
78 44
Women's Health is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

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81 50
Real Simple is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Real Simple

6
71 46
Harper's Bazaar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Harper's Bazaar

7
82 58
Vanity Fair is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

8
64 43
InStyle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

9
57 46
Woman's Day is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Woman's Day

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35 25
Redbook is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Redbook

11
58 50
O, The Oprah Magazine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
O, The Oprah Magazine

12
39 33
Health is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

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33 28
Allure is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Allure

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33 28
Shape is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Shape

The Best Cooking Magazines

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40 36
People is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

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34 32
Lucky is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Lucky

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30 28
Parenting is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Parenting

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28 26
Teen Vogue is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

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19 17
Family Circle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Family Circle Women's magazine

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29 29
First for Women is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
First for Women

21
23 22
Martha Stewart Living is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

The All-Time Greatest Works of Stephen King

22
25 25
Prevention is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Prevention

23
35 37
Woman's World is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Woman's World

24
13 13
Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
misslexi added Seventeen

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20 22
Us Weekly is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

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28 32
All You is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
All You

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12 13
More is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
More

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3 2
Fitstyle Magazine is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
gfcconnection added Fitstyle Magazine

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

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20 24
People StyleWatch is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
People StyleWatch

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12 14
Nylon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Nylon

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15 18
Natural Health is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Natural Health

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10 12
Brides is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
AndreaPoole-Presslor added Brides

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21 26
FamilyFun is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
FamilyFun

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12 15
Town and Country is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Town and Country

35
0 1
Equus is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
JoshuaKirkevold added Equus

The Most Heartbreaking Novels Ever Written

36
10 14
Dwell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

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8 13
Southern Lady is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Southern Lady

38
12 20
Women's Wear Daily is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Women's Wear Daily

39
11 19
Oxygen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Oxygen

40
11 19
Bust is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Bust

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8 15
Lilith is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

42
6 13
Domino is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Domino

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

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7 15
Working Mother is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Working Mother

44
13 24
Ms. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Ms.

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6 16
Fitstyle Magazine is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
FitstyleMag added Fitstyle Magazine

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10 22
Audrey is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Audrey

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7 19
Flare is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Flare

48
9 22
Twist is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Twist

49
8 21
OK! is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
OK!

50
8 21
Star is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)