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Instyle magazine cover March 2019.jpg
Cover of the March 2019 issue, featuring Brie Larson
EditorLaura Brown
CategoriesCelebrity, human interest, news
Total circulation
1,810,539 (US)[1]
First issueJune 1994; 28 years ago (1994-06)
Final issueMarch 2022; 1 year ago (2022-03)
CompanyDotdash Meredith
CountryUnited States
Based inNew York City
LanguageEnglish (US)

InStyle was an American monthly women's fashion magazine founded in 1994.[2] It was published in the United States by Dotdash Meredith.[3] In February 2022, it was announced that InStyle would cease print publications and move to a digital-only format.[4]


Along with advertising, the magazine offered content such as beauty, fashion, home, entertaining, philanthropy, celebrity lifestyles, feminism and human interest. Editors-in-Chief have included Martha Nelson (1993-2002), Charla Lawhon (2002-2008), Ariel Foxman (2008-2016) and Laura Brown (2017-2022).

After originating in the United States, InStyle had expanded their brand and, as of 2012, had distributed internationally to over 16 countries including Germany, Brazil, Greece, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, South Africa, Romania,[5] and Russia. In May 2017, InStyle China was launched as part of a partnership with an existing weekly magazine,[citation needed] which featured Victoria Beckham on its inaugural cover.[6] In 2018, the UK edition shifted from paper to digital version, and the Polish edition was cancelled after 10 years of publication.[7] The InStyleUK website is inactive.

In 2018, InStyle became the first major fashion magazine to ban photography of and advertisements featuring fur. The reason to why it became so important for the ban of fur in the magazine was for how awful it was to showcase the type of cruelty displaying the fur of dead animals. The organization PETA was thrilled with the news and were able to celebrate with the editor Laura Brown banning the use of fur advertisements in the magazine. Since the 2000’s PETA has been on the forefront of taking consideration of animals and the cruelties thy face in modern society.

In mid-July 2020, InStyle's Australian edition's publisher Bauer Media Australia and New Zealand, which had been acquired by the Sydney–based Mercury Capital, discontinued publishing the magazine, citing declining advertising revenue and travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.[8][9]


  1. ^ "Consumer Magazines". Alliance for Audited Media. Archived from the original on January 23, 2017. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
  2. ^ Rose, Matthew (June 7, 2000). "'Real Simple' Magazine was Anything but for Time Inc". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved December 12, 2015.
  3. ^ "InStyle Magazine". Magazine Agent. Retrieved March 21, 2012.
  4. ^ "Entertainment Weekly, InStyle and four other Meredith magazines will cease print publications". February 9, 2022.
  5. ^ "Simona Patruleasa, InStyle Romania, July 2012". July 23, 2012. Archived from the original on March 11, 2013. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
  6. ^ "InStyle expands to China". Women's Wear Daily. May 3, 2017. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  7. ^ "Burda zamyka "InStyle" i skupia się na "Elle", "Glamour" i "Gali"" (in Polish). Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  8. ^ Doyle, Michael (July 21, 2020). "InStyle, Elle, Women's Health, Men's Health among Australian magazines axed by Bauer Media". ABC News. Archived from the original on August 11, 2020. Retrieved September 4, 2020.
  9. ^ Meade, Amanda (July 20, 2020). "Mercury Capital axes eight former Bauer magazines, including Harper's Bazaar, Elle and Men's Health". The Guardian. Archived from the original on August 27, 2020. Retrieved September 4, 2020.

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