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All the August 2020 Magazine Covers We Loved and Hated

After several months of lockdowns and social distancing, it appears most mags are getting the hang of things. We’ve already highlighted how publications have been getting creative when it comes to producing covers during the pandemic. And, just like last month, the August 2020 covers show some are better at it than others.

From stars snapping their own photos to illustrated covers to reprints, mags are doing their best to put out new content. But we were pleasantly surprised to see some actual fashion this month. We love that Vogue China went vintage. Plus the fact that Harper’s Bazaar U.K. actually shot its covers outdoors, which felt like a breath of fresh air.

And then there were the (unexpected) cover subjects. Vogue scored 10s across the board with its powerful Simone Biles cover. Allure also went the athlete route by giving its August 2020 cover to soccer stars Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger.

Scroll through the slideshow above for the best and worst August 2020 covers. And come back next month to see what the September issues have in store.