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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Vanity Fair is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

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

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Woman's Day is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Woman's Day

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

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O, The Oprah Magazine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
O, The Oprah Magazine

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

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

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

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

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Teen Vogue is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

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

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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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Martha Stewart Living is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

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Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
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Women's Athleisure Brands

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

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

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Woman's World is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Woman's World

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

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Us Weekly is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

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

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

The Top Fashion Designers for Women

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

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

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People StyleWatch is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
People StyleWatch

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Fitstyle Magazine is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
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Dwell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

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Natural Health is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Natural Health

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

The Scariest Novels of All Time

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Equus is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
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Southern Lady is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Southern Lady

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

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

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

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

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Ms. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Ms.

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

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

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Audrey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Audrey

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

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Fitstyle Magazine is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
FitstyleMag added Fitstyle Magazine

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

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

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