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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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108 57
VOGUE is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

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104 56
Cosmopolitan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Cosmopolitan Women's magazine

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76 43
Elle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

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56 29
Real Simple is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Real Simple

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62 41
Vanity Fair is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

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47 32
Harper's Bazaar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Harper's Bazaar

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48 33
Woman's Day is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Woman's Day

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44 30
Women's Health is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

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43 31
InStyle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

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45 35
O, The Oprah Magazine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
O, The Oprah Magazine Women's magazine

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26 19
Redbook is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Redbook Women's magazine

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30 25
People is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
People News

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32 28
Health is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Health Women's magazine

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27 23
Shape is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Shape Women's magazine

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19 15
Martha Stewart Living is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

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22 19
First for Women is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
First for Women

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21 18
Teen Vogue is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Teen Vogue Teen magazine

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29 27
Woman's World is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Woman's World

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19 16
Prevention is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Prevention

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23 21
Parenting is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Parenting

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24 23
All You is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
All You

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21 20
Allure is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Allure

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11 9
Natural Health is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Natural Health

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20 20
FamilyFun is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
FamilyFun Women's magazine

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13 12
Family Circle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Family Circle Women's magazine

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9 8
Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
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26 29
Lucky is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Lucky Women's magazine

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Fitstyle Magazine is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
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Us Weekly is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

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Playboy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
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8 10
Brides is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
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17 21
People StyleWatch is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
People StyleWatch

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8 11
More is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
More

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8 12
Town and Country is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Town and Country

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10 15
Bust is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Bust

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11 17
Women's Wear Daily is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Women's Wear Daily

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6 11
Dwell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Dwell Trade journal

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2 7
Tiger Beat is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
misslexi added Tiger Beat

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5 11
Fitstyle Magazine is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
FitstyleMag added Fitstyle Magazine

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5 11
Nylon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Nylon Women's magazine

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6 13
Oxygen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Oxygen

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5 12
Domino is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Domino Women's magazine

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4 11
Southern Lady is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Southern Lady

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11 21
Ms. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Ms.

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5 13
Working Mother is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Working Mother

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9 19
Audrey is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Audrey Newsmagazine

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7 17
Star is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

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4 13
True Story is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
True Story

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6 16
OK! is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
OK!

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7 18
Twist is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Twist