Today we’re having a look at some of the best feminine WordPress themes for women (and men!) available for 2017. From overtly stylish themes, to pretty themes, to just plain cute WordPress themes, we tried to make sure that there’s something here for everyone. If you’re a mommy blogger, an interior designer, or even if you’re just starting a personal blog, one of these themes could be exactly what you’re looking for.
Many of the themes that qualify for this list share a very specific design aesthetic. Pastels, watercolor textures, cursive typography and thin, elegant lines are few of the hallmarks. We selected them by hand, based on the quality of the design.
To keep the list useful, and for the sake a brevity, we’ve opted to limit the selections to feminine WordPress themes best suited for blogging and general business use. If you’re looking for a more specific use, a couple of our prior round-up articles are worth a look. Pastels are plentiful in the themes featured in the 11+ Best WordPress Cake Shop & Bakery Themes. Finally, style and fashion bloggers might find something useful in our 11+ Best WordPress Fashion Blog and Magazine Themes article.
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This colorful and cute theme for WordPress is one of the latest additions to our list. Robin is modern and clean, featuring high-readability, and offering a classic and familiar blog UX (that’s short for user experience, for all you non web developers out there).
Though it looks pretty simple on the surface, there’s a lot of great features hiding in the background. A streamlined selection of options are available via the WordPress customizer, eliminating the need to dig into the code for customization, and giving you control over colors, fonts, and more. All changes you make via the settings panel are previewed in real-time–perfect for fine-tuning.
An easy to use front page slider is provided, to help showcase you top content, and five different header presets are available to choose from. Seven widget areas and 12 custom widgets add to the versatility of Robin, and out-of-the-box compatibility with the popular e-commerce plugin WooCommerce will make it a breeze to setup your own online storefront without having to do any additional coding.
Robin is fully responsible, and guaranteed to provide a consistent, satisfying user experience across the spectrum of modern mobile devices. It’s search engine optimized to help you score top ranking in Google, and it’s translation-ready. Basic integration with 19 social networks is built-in, as well as support for the free Contact Form 7 plugin.
Easily one of our favorite feminine WordPress themes to date.More Info/Download
If you’ve glanced at any other “best of” lists on your search for feminine WordPress themes, you’ve undoubtedly already seen the Isabelle theme from BluChic.
BluChic is the number one designer of WordPress themes for women, and if you’re having trouble deciding, you really can’t go wrong with one of their themes. Most of those in the know would agree that BluChic are the best at what they do, and in a short time their success and style has inspired a number of imitators.
The Isabelle theme is chic and stylish, designed with bloggers in mind. Like all BluChic themes, Isabelle is responsive and easy to use. BluChic wisely chooses a minimalistic approach in favor of extraneous bells & whistles that you’ll never need. The layout is well-organized, and users can upload their own logos, backgrounds and create their own color scheme in the theme options.More Info/Download
Released in April, the gorgeous and modern Zarja is a cheerful & light blog theme comes with the five different homepage styles to choose from, each with their own minimal and tasteful design/layout.
The theme is a cinch to install and use, and the developers have wisely embraced a breezy, pleasing user experience, instead of over-stuffing the theme with the usual gimmicks and bloated feature sets. It’s easy to tweak and customize the colors with the simplified options panel provided in the admin, and Zarja is a SEO optimized to help you reach a coveted top spot in the SERPs.
Of course, Zarja is fully responsive, and a detailed help file is provided to assist both newbies and seasoned WordPress users.More Info/Download
Jacqueline is WordPress theme optimized for female entrepreneurs, consultants and coaches. The theme is stylish and expertly designed, with a smart use of space and elegant typography.
A built-in newsletter subscription form is provided, making it easy for you to grow your mailing list and keep in touch with visitors and potential clients. The theme is extremely user friend for both visitors and site admins – a theme options panel allows for custom logos, color schemes, fonts and more.
Jacqueline is responsive, meaning it’ll look great on whatever device you view on – mobile phone, tablet, or desktop. You name it.More Info/Download
Florence is an elegant, sharp and responsive WordPress blogging theme with a classic layout. Features like custom widgets (for social and Instagram integration) and support for the popular Contact Form 7 plugin add value to this theme.
The theme options are powered by WordPress’s own native Customizer, meaning you can tweak fonts, colors and more while viewing how your changes affect your site in real-time. The theme supports multiple post formats like video posts, gallery posts, and music posts. The built-in sticky navigation follows you as you scroll, improving user experience.
The theme is translation ready and the developers provide a dedicated support site.More Info/Download
The clean, modern design of Josephine may not traffic in pastels and floral patterns, but the professional, user-friendly design is a perfect fit for lifestyle bloggers and writers.
It’s a particularly good option for non-developers and WordPress users who might not have a lot of technical know-how: absolutely every element of Josephine is adjustable and can be tweaked without touching a line of code. The one-click demo install makes installation and setup completely painless.
Five different homepage variations are available to choose from out-of-the-box, and the theme includes portfolio functionality for creatives looking to show off their work. A lovely product overall.More Info/Download
Clean, simple and classy, Sachiko is a feminine blogging theme perfect for lifestyle, fashion, and travel blogging. It provides a familiar, elegant user-experience. Sachiko is 100% responsive – resizing perfectly for display on mobile devices – and its performance is snappy and optimized.
Sachiko can be tweaked and customized using WordPress’s own live Customizer (meaning any adjustments and changes are previewed in real-time), and the theme includes support for Typekit and Google fonts. A mega menu and page builder is included.
Sachiko is translation ready, Schema.org integrated, and bundled with demo data for a quick & painless install.More Info/Download
Gothica is the ‘biggest’ WordPress theme on our list, in that it’s the most feature rich and flexible. Best suited for medium-sized businesses, Gothica has a bold, high-contrast design that makes excellent use of large, strong typography and striking photography.
Extras like a drag & drop page builder, Revolution Slider, and AJAX page loading make this an especially good deal. It could be overkill if your intent is to build a simple blog, but the clean, modern design makes it a stand-out.
It also comes with detailed video tutorials and demo content to get your site up and running fast.More Info/Download
Geraldine is a multipurpose theme that was designed with event planning and weddings in mind, but it lends itself equally well to blogging and promoting all different kinds services. A featured slider and featured widget are provided on the homepage, and theme itself is easy to setup and use.
Other features include custom backgrounds, a social media widget, Google Analytics integration, and translation support. Detail documentation is provided by the developer.More Info/Download
Girly WordPress Theme
Simple to use, but flexible and feature rich, Girly could be exactly what you’re looking for to build your fashion blog, lifestyle blog or personal website. The unique, fluid and grid-based homepage will set you apart from traditional blogs.
It’s responsive, so it looks fantastic on a wide range of mobile gadgets and gizmos, and it provides lots of options in the admin so you can tweak fonts and colors to your heart’s content. It takes advantage of the WordPress theme customizer too, so you can see any changes you make in a real-time. That’s a nice alternative to switching back and forth between the admin and the frontend.
The popular Soliloquy slider plugin is bundled at no extra charge, and the Girly WordPress theme additionally supports WooCommerce, Jetpack and the WPML plugin. Great value at $49.More Info/Download
Zephyr wasn’t necessarily designed as a feminine WordPress theme, but we think it fits the bill. Thin, elegant lines, an excess of white space and lovely typography come together to make a strong first impression.
Zephyr includes six header variants, a front-end customer, a shortcode generator, social widgets and more. The theme is responsive, and provides over thirty layout variations out of the box.
The developer even provides free theme installation, a nice extra for those who might be new to WordPress.More Info/Download
Honeycrisp is described by the developer a ‘pretty WordPress theme’, and we can’t help but agree. With a couple of lovely floral flourishes, the Honeycrisp theme looks minimal but is surprisingly flexible and offers a lot in the way of customizability. (Is that even a word?)
The theme is fully responsive, and the theme options will allow you to change the site width, content width and padding on the fly. Every font, image and color can be tweaked.
Honeycrisp is SEO optimized, and even supports WooCommerce. Several advertising spaces are provided for additional monetization. You do want to make some money, right?More Info/Download
An extremely popular theme, the minimal BluChic classic Marilyn is undeniably chic and stylish. It’s a perfect theme for indie fashion and lifestyle bloggers, and provides everything you need to get started.
The theme is responsive, and features a homepage slider, featured story widget, and newsletter sign-up area to help you start building your mailing list. The theme options panel allows you to change colors, fonts, backgrounds and more.More Info/Download
Although not explicitly a WordPress theme for women, the sleek and stylish Crissy theme is a great fit for not only style bloggers, but aspiring writers in general. The theme features a ‘masonry’ grid layout. It’s responsive, looks great on any mobile or desktop device, and is built on a solid foundation of HTML5 and CSS3.
Modern touches like infinite scrolling and CSS animations will add an air of professionalism to your site. The theme has a ton of options on the backend, too. If you want to change the fonts, colors, logo or more, you can do so easily and view the changes in real-time.
The theme was recently updated to include support for WooCommerce as well. Something to keep in mind if you want to start selling merchandise down the road.More Info/Download
The Love Me Do theme goes for pastels and watercolor chic and succeeds. Though minimalistic and straight-forward at first glance, the theme does offer lots of flexibility on the backend. Colors, backgrounds, fonts and other elements can be easily customized.
Love Me Do also provides support for the WooCommerce plugin, and spaces for banner advertising. You can upload your own logo, and integrate all of your social accounts with the included social media widget. A Pinterest feed widget is also provided. Pretty cool!More Info/Download
Cassia is a rather lovely WordPress blog theme that features a clean, modern design and will work well for most kinds of content. (Horror movies and heavy metal might be out, but that’s your call.)
Cassia is a great way to elegantly show off your writing, videos, and/or photos.
The theme is fully responsive, and provides site owners with a variety of layout and presentational options. The number of skins you can design on the backend is practically unlimited. Custom widgets that display popular posts, social links, and Facebook integration are built-in.More Info/Download
Another selection from BluChic? You bet. We could easily include everything they have to offer, and you might even want to check out their other themes that don’t appear on this list when you’ve got the time. Lynette is designed for bloggers and writers. It’s responsive, and comes with a featured slider and layout options.More Info/Download
Emerald Feminine WordPress Theme
Emerald goes in a slightly different layout direction than the other themes we’ve featured so far. The sidebar is static, keeping your branding and navigation front and center to improve user experience for your visitors. It’s primarily a blogging theme, but it’s versatile enough that you could use it to promote your small business or services.
Backend options include custom logo uploading, custom backgrounds/patterns, a social media widget, and Google Analytics integration. If you’re not tracking your visitors, now’s a good time to start.More Info/Download
Lisabeth is another versatile and cute WordPress theme from the team at Angie Makes (probably the only developer of feminine WordPress themes giving BluChic a run for their money). The options panel in the admin will give you all sorts of settings to play with, so you can get things just the way you like ’em. Change ribbon color, text color, typography and header images with ease. Easy to use and well supported!More Info/Download
We expect some of our readers will prefer the aesthetic of the Jolie theme over the soft pastels and decorative fonts we’ve been looking at so far. It’s a no-nonsense, straight-forward blogging theme that’s optimized for mobile devices.
Built on the popular Twitter Bootstrap framework, Jolie is responsive and fluid, and comes packed with a useful theme options panel that will allow you to get things going with just a few clicks of the mouse. The theme is well documented, SEO optimized and even includes a few nice extras like Google maps integration and banner advertising management.More Info/Download
The Harper Ann
Flexibility, sophistication, and ease of use are three good reasons to have a closer look at The Harper Ann theme by theme Angie Makes. Need some more? How about the options panel with tons of settings, giving you control over almost every element in the theme? The Harper Ann is fully responsive and supports all major browsers.More Info/Download
The last theme on our list is The Kensie, a watercolor WordPress theme. Straight-forward and easy to use, The Kensie chooses elegance and user experience over gimmicks and bloat, sensibly placing content first and separating functionality from design (all good things). An excellent choice for first time bloggers and aspiring writers.More Info/Download
And that brings us to the end of our round-up of the best feminine WordPress themes for women. (Or men! Or genderqueer! We’re progressive like that at Siteturner, but we also pay a lot of attention to Google’s keyword planner.) If you’ve got a groovy suggestion, angry rant or fawning praise, let us have it the comments below. Peace!