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)
Cosmopolitan Women's magazine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 Women's magazine

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

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

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

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40 35
Shape is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Shape Women's magazine

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39 36
Lucky is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Lucky Women's magazine

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Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
misslexi added Seventeen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Brides is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
AndreaPoole-Presslor added Brides Women's magazine

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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)
gfcconnection added Fitstyle Magazine

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Dwell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Dwell Trade journal

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

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Town and Country is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Town and Country

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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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11 21
Bust is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Bust

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

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12 23
Oxygen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (US)
Oxygen

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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 Women's magazine

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

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

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

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

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

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