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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213 118
Cosmopolitan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Women's magazine

2
116 56
Women's Health is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

3
149 80
Elle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Women's magazine

4
179 105
VOGUE is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Women's magazine

5
97 58
Harper's Bazaar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

6
88 51
InStyle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

7
103 66
Vanity Fair is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

8
96 66
Real Simple is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Women's magazine

9
50 35
Allure is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

10
56 43
People is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
News

11
66 54
Woman's Day is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

12
45 33
Redbook is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Women's magazine

13
43 33
Teen Vogue is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Teen magazine

14
48 40
Health is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Women's magazine

15
28 19
Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
misslexi added

16
71 65
O, The Oprah Magazine is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Women's magazine

17
44 39
Shape is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Women's magazine

18
39 35
First for Women is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

19
41 38
Lucky is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Women's magazine

20
34 31
Prevention is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

21
27 24
Family Circle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Women's magazine

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

23
28 29
Martha Stewart Living is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

24
21 21
Nylon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Women's magazine

25
41 46
Woman's World is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

26
34 38
Parenting is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

27
32 37
All You is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

28
16 17
Brides is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
AndreaPoole-Presslor added Women's magazine

29
26 33
FamilyFun is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Women's magazine

30
23 30
People StyleWatch is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

31
23 30
Us Weekly is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

32
0 1
womenzilla.com is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
WomenZilla added

33
5 8
Fitstyle Magazine is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
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34
11 17
Southern Lady is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

35
13 21
Town and Country is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

36
15 24
Oxygen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

37
12 20
Working Mother is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

38
16 26
Natural Health is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

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

40
13 23
Bust is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

41
13 23
Women's Wear Daily is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

42
9 19
Lilith is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Women's magazine

43
15 28
Ms. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

44
9 22
Flare is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

45
7 19
Fitstyle Magazine is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
FitstyleMag added

46
11 26
Audrey is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Newsmagazine

47
6 19
Domino is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Women's magazine

48
10 26
Star is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

49
10 26
Twist is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

50
9 25
OK! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Newsmagazine