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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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89 49
VOGUE is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

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88 53
Cosmopolitan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

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47 21
Real Simple is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Real Simple

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67 40
Elle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

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58 37
Vanity Fair is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

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41 26
Women's Health is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

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41 27
InStyle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

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42 28
Woman's Day is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Woman's Day

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42 30
Harper's Bazaar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Harper's Bazaar

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42 31
O, The Oprah Magazine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
O, The Oprah Magazine

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23 15
Redbook is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Redbook

12
31 24
Health is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

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18 12
Prevention is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Prevention

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26 21
People is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

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25 20
Shape is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Shape

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27 23
Woman's World is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Woman's World

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24 20
All You is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
All You

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22 18
Parenting is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Parenting

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17 13
Martha Stewart Living is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

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20 18
First for Women is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
First for Women

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12 10
Family Circle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Family Circle

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10 8
Natural Health is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Natural Health

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20 19
FamilyFun is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
FamilyFun

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20 19
Allure is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Allure

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17 16
Teen Vogue is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Teen Vogue

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15 15
Us Weekly is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

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25 27
Lucky is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Lucky

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8 8
Brides is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
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6 7
Seventeen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
misslexi added Seventeen

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7 9
More is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
More

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15 19
People StyleWatch is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
People StyleWatch

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7 10
Town and Country is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Town and Country

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6 9
Dwell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

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9 13
Bust is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Bust

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6 10
Oxygen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Oxygen

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5 9
Fitstyle Magazine is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
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5 9
Working Mother is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Working Mother

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5 9
Nylon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Nylon

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11 17
Ms. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Ms.

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1 5
Tiger Beat is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
misslexi added Tiger Beat

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5 10
Domino is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Domino

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4 9
Southern Lady is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Southern Lady

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9 16
Audrey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Audrey

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9 16
Women's Wear Daily is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Women's Wear Daily

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4 11
True Story is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
True Story

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7 15
Star is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

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4 12
Lilith is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)

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7 16
Twist is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Twist

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5 14
OK! is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
OK!

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5 14
Flare is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Women's Magazines (U.S.)
Flare