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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111 52
Women's Health is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

2
198 115
Cosmopolitan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Women's magazine

3
143 79
Elle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Women's magazine

4
170 105
VOGUE is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Women's magazine

5
84 49
InStyle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

6
92 57
Harper's Bazaar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

7
99 64
Vanity Fair is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

8
93 62
Real Simple is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Women's magazine

9
64 52
Woman's Day is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

10
43 31
Redbook is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Women's magazine

11
46 35
Allure is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

12
52 43
People is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
News

13
67 61
O, The Oprah Magazine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Women's magazine

14
45 39
Health is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Women's magazine

15
38 32
Teen Vogue is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Teen magazine

16
25 18
Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
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17
26 21
Family Circle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Women's magazine

18
40 37
Shape is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Women's magazine

19
36 33
First for Women is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

20
39 37
Lucky is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Women's magazine

21
21 18
More is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

22
30 30
Prevention is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

23
27 27
Martha Stewart Living is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

24
33 35
Parenting is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

25
39 43
Woman's World is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

26
18 20
Nylon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Women's magazine

27
23 27
Us Weekly is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

28
30 36
All You is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

29
25 30
FamilyFun is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Women's magazine

30
13 15
Brides is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
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31
22 28
People StyleWatch is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

32
4 7
Fitstyle Magazine is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
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33
11 17
Dwell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Trade journal

34
10 16
Southern Lady is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

35
0 3
Equus is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
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36
15 24
Natural Health is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

37
12 20
Town and Country is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

38
10 18
Working Mother is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

39
13 23
Oxygen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

40
12 22
Women's Wear Daily is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

41
11 21
Bust is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

42
8 17
Lilith is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Women's magazine

43
14 26
Ms. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

44
6 16
Domino is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Women's magazine

45
11 24
Audrey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Newsmagazine

46
10 23
Star is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

47
10 23
Twist is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)

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

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

50
6 18
Fitstyle Magazine is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
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