most popular womens magazines

Top Women’s Magazines

A welcome escape from the internet

Now more than ever women need spaces just for women where there is no judgment for what they like, do, or want. A common issue many women find out in public or even on the internet is that they are judged for what they wear, what they don’t wear… what they eat, what they don’t eat… what selfies they take, what selfies they don’t take… choices in men (or women), music, lifestyle—anything! Where a woman goes, judgment follows. That is why many top magazines are geared towards women specifically and cover all of the avenues that make women women.


A prominent and often controversial top magazine is Cosmopolitan. It is known far and wide for its articles and quizzes about women’s sexuality—giving advice, tips, or even reassurance that it is okay for women to have these thoughts and healthy sex lives. This top magazine also focuses on celebrity news and interviews and has articles about fashion—whether it’s showing off the latest trends or giving advice to the women interested in the industry.


People magazine is another top magazine that many women are subscribers and readers of. Its main focus is on the lives, fashion, and stories of celebrities. Some articles talk about the fashion worn by female celebrities at red carpet events, while other articles talk about the personal lives or relationship statuses of the various stars. People magazine is also famous for its feature of the “Sexiest Man Alive!” where the magazine chooses a male celebrity and dubs them the sexiest man of the year. People is such a top magazine and this feature is so popular that many of the men who receive this title often comment on it in outside interviews.

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair is a long-running top magazine that delves into the topics of celebrities, fashion, news, and daily life. The magazine is known for its sometimes-controversial photo spreads or articles about tough, real life issues. Many women, and even men, read the magazine for its in-depth celebrity interviews that often make headline news, depending on the topic. Its writers also cover politics and world issues, making it an informative magazine as well one of entertainment.

Daily life mags top the lists

Women’s magazines are not always full of celebrity gossip, fashion shoots, or tips on handling men, however. Many of the top magazines bought by women are cooking, home decor, and daily life magazines such as Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, First for Women, and magazines by the cooking and home-life gurus Martha Stewart and Paula Deen, to name a few. These magazines specialize in giving tips for anything to do with projects around the house, in the kitchen, or one’s health and wellness.

Women come in all shapes, sizes, colors, ages, and interests. That is why there are so many top magazines that cover all the ranges of female expression. Whether a woman’s interest is in cooking, the latest fashion trends, the “Who’s dating who?” gossip mill, or world politics, there is a magazine out there for all of them.