9 Feminine Font Trends for Bloggers in 2016

9 Feminine Font Trends for 2016. See the hot styles in typography for girly and feminine blogs at DesignYourOwnBlog.com!

9 Feminine Font Trends for 2016. See the hot styles in typography for girly and feminine blogs at DesignYourOwnBlog.com!
We all know that typography is a huge part of design.

And when we’re working on our blog designs, we want something that speaks to our audience and draws their attention too.

Font trends come and go and that’s ok because it’s smart to keep our blog designs updated and fresh about every two to three years anyway. So if it’s about time for a redesign of your own, here are some great fonts you should consider for your new style guide!

Before you decide to download a bunch of individual fonts here though, you might want to consider getting the latest DesignCuts font bundle* which includes ## fonts, many of which fall under most of the categories below.

Note: I should let you know that some links in this post (denoted by a *) are affiliate links which means that at no cost to you, I’ll receive a small commission if you purchase after clicking one. You can read my full disclosure here and I appreciate your support!

My Body Copy Font Suggestions

If you’ve read my Beginner’s Guide to Font Pairing, you’ll want to select a good serif or sans serif for your body copy and probably your headlines too, so let’s start with these.

Rounded Sans Serifs

Sans serif fonts are always a good choice for blog body copy because they’re easy on the eye and have a clean, modern feel. Sans serif fonts don’t have the little extenders or “feet” that stick off the ends of serif fonts.

A popular trend in sans serifs is those hairline-thin, or light weight, fonts, but I really like the nice friendly rounded ones for feminine designs. Here are some good choices:

Branding by Latinotype, a sans serif font with thin to black weights. One of the thin rounded fonts I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of feminine font trends for 2016.

Branding by Latinotype is part of the DesignCuts font bundle

BW Surco by Branding with Type, a sans serif font with thin to black weights. One of the thin rounded fonts I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of feminine font trends for 2016.

BW Surco by Branding with Type is part of the DesignCuts font bundle

Urbani by Without Foundry, a sans serif font with thin to black weights. One of the thin rounded fonts I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of feminine font trends for 2016.

Urbani by Without Foundry is part of the DesignCuts font bundle

 Proxima Nova by Mark Simonson, a sans serif font with thin to black weights. One of the thin rounded fonts I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of feminine font trends for 2016.

Proxima Nova by Mark Simonson

Sana Sans by Latinotype, a sans serif font with thin to black weights. One of the thin rounded fonts I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of feminine font trends for 2016.

Sana Sans by Latinotype

Fibon Neue by Hederae Creative Shop, a sans serif font with thin to black weights. One of the thin rounded fonts I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of feminine font trends for 2016.

Fibon Neue by Hederae Creative Shop

Texta Sans by Latinotype, a sans serif font with thin to black weights. One of the thin rounded fonts I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of feminine font trends for 2016.

Texta by Latinotype

Free Alternatives:
Open Sans from Google Fonts
Source Sans Pro from Google Fonts
Raleway from Google Fonts

Geometric Sans Serif Fonts in All Caps

Geometric and Grotesque fonts work great for headlines because they draw attention. Their uniform shapes and proportions make for great headlines that stand out. I’ve been seeing these type of fonts a lot on large hero images, landing pages, page titles, and more.

Here are a few good suggestions to start with:

TT Teds by Type Type, a Geometric sans serif font with thin to black weights. One of the Geometric or Grotesque fonts I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of feminine font trends for 2016.

TT Teds by Type Type

Migrena Grotesque by Type Type, a Geometric sans serif font with thin to black weights. One of the Geometric or Grotesque fonts I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of feminine font trends for 2016.

Migrena Grotesque by Type Type

Brandon Grotesque by HVD Fonts, a Geometric sans serif font with thin to black weights. One of the Geometric or Grotesque fonts I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of feminine font trends for 2016.

Brandon Grotesque by HVD Fonts. Look around, this is what I currently use on DYOB.

Halis Rounded by Ahmet Altun, a Geometric sans serif font with thin to black weights. One of the Geometric or Grotesque fonts I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of feminine font trends for 2016.

Halis Rounded by Ahmet Altun

Futura by Linotype, a Geometric sans serif font with thin to black weights. One of the Geometric or Grotesque fonts I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of feminine font trends for 2016.

Futura by Linotype

TT Chocolates by TypeType, a Geometric sans serif font with thin to black weights. One of the Geometric or Grotesque fonts I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of feminine font trends for 2016.

TT Chocolates by TypeType

Qanelas by Radomir Tinkov, a Geometric sans serif font with thin to black weights. One of the Geometric or Grotesque fonts I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of feminine font trends for 2016.

Qanelas by Radomir Tinkov

Free Alternatives:
Aqua Grotesque
Coco Gothic
Roboto Bold
Montserrat

Related: The Epic Behind-the-Scenes Details of the DYOB Redesign: Day 3 Font Palettes

Slanted Serifs

For a more classy look, you can’t go wrong with a good slanted (i.e. italic) serif font paired with a bold sans serif. There have been some really great classic serifs that have been around forever but that I see in use a lot lately that I’d love to point out:

Georgia by Ascender, a classic serif font that looks great in italics paired with a bold sans serif. One of the font types I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of feminine font trends for 2016.

Georgia by Ascender

Adobe Caslon Pro, a classic serif font that looks great in italics paired with a bold sans serif. One of the font types I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of feminine font trends for 2016.

Adobe Caslon Pro by Adobe

ITC Garamond by ITC, a classic serif font that looks great in italics paired with a bold sans serif. One of the font types I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of feminine font trends for 2016.

ITC Garamond by ITC

Monotype Baskerville by Monotype, a classic serif font that looks great in italics paired with a bold sans serif. One of the font types I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of feminine font trends for 2016.

Monotype Baskerville by Monotype

Free Alternatives:
Libre Baskerville
PT Serif
Merriweather

Didone Fonts

Didone fonts whose letters have high contrasts between stroke thicknesses are very popular in Fashion blogs and magazines because of their sophisticated appearance. A few of my faves:

Camila by Latinotype, a classic didone font that looks great in fashion and magazine style blogs. One of the font types I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of 9 feminine font trends for 2016.

Camila by Latinotype is included in the DesignCuts font bundle

Bodoni by Bitstream, a classic didone font that looks great in fashion and magazine style blogs. One of the font types I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of 9 feminine font trends for 2016.

Bodoni by Bitstream

Heimat Didone by Atlas Font Foundry, a classic didone font that looks great in fashion and magazine style blogs. One of the font types I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of 9 feminine font trends for 2016.

Heimat Didone by Atlas Font Foundry

Didot Display by Canada Type, a classic didone font that looks great in fashion and magazine style blogs. One of the font types I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of 9 feminine font trends for 2016.

Didot Display by Canada Type

Santis by Latinotype, a classic didone font that looks great in fashion and magazine style blogs. One of the font types I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of 9 feminine font trends for 2016.

Santis by Latinotype

Free Alternatives:
Theano Didot
Dubiel
Jitzu

Slab Serifs

For a classic feel with a slightly modern edge, go with a slab serif. Like serifs, slab serifs have extenders but with thick, square-ending strokes.

Here are some of my notable favorites:

Museo Slab by exljbris, a slab serif font for a classic feel with a slightly modern edge. One of the font types I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of 9 feminine font trends for 2016.

Museo Slab by exljbris

Caecilia Light, a slab serif font for a classic feel with a slightly modern edge. One of the font types I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of 9 feminine font trends for 2016.

Caecilia Light from PMN Caecilia by Adobe

Free Alternatives:
Roboto Slab
Josefin Slab
Nixie One

My Display or Accent Font Suggestions

Now that you have your body copy font selected, it’s time to select an accent font if you wish. Accent fonts are entirely optional, but they do help to give your blog’s design a unique and more friendly and/or feminine feel.

I see people using display fonts for their headlines, but I think it’s too much. These are meant to be used as an accent so use them sparingly. Take a look at how I’ve used my script accent font, VeryBerry, around this blog.

Here are the latest trends in accent fonts:

Watercolor Brush Scripts

We all know watercolor has been a popular trend for a while now in feminine design and I don’t see it going away any time soon. It’s just too timeless and beautiful. Everyday I see new watercolor brush fonts crop up, each one more gorgeous than the last! Feast your eyes on some of these:

Bach Complete Family by Los Andes Type. This family of fonts includes this beautiful brush script and also a few hand-drawn fonts . See more ideas for feminine fonts for your blog in 2016.

Bach Complete Family by Los Andes Type is part of the DesignCuts font bundle. This family of fonts includes this beautiful brush script and also a few hand-drawn fonts that fall under the next category below, hand-drawn scripts. Included in the DesignCuts font bundle.

Bellissimo Typeface + Minimal Logos by Callie Hegstrom is another great deal as it includes 9 logo templates and 2 styled stock photo! Included in the DesignCuts font bundle.  See more ideas for feminine fonts for your blog in 2016.

Bellissimo Typeface + Minimal Logos by Callie Hegstrom is a great deal as it includes 9 logo templates and 2 styled stock photo! Included in the DesignCuts font bundle.

Twilight Hand-drawn Brush Script by Get Studio. See more ideas for feminine fonts for your blog in 2016.

Twilight Hand-drawn Brush Script by Get Studio

Just Love by Media Lab, a beautiful watercolor font. One of the font types I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of 9 feminine font trends for 2016.

Just Love by Media Lab

Free Alternatives:
Summer Hearts
Debby
Selima

Related: 20 Sexy Fat Brush Scripta Fonts for Your Vintage Designs

Hand-Drawn + Hand-Brushed Scripts

The hand-lettered look is quintessentially feminine and also adds some character to your designs.

You could just get the The Handlettered Fontbox from Nicky Laatz and get 24 hand-lettered fonts plus 180 vector illustrations and 12 premade logo templates to make it easy. Lucky for you, this Fontbox plus 28 other fonts is available in the latest DesignCuts font bundle.* Yeah!

The Handlettered Fontbox from Nicky Laatz and get 24 hand-lettered fonts plus 180 vector illustrations and 12 premade logo templates is included in the DesignCuts font bundle. See more ideas for feminine fonts for your blog in 2016.

The Handlettered Fontbox from Nicky Laatz and get 24 hand-lettered fonts plus 180 vector illustrations and 12 premade logo templates is included in the DesignCuts font bundle.

The DesignCuts font bundle* also includes these fab hand-lettered fonts:

Canvas Complete Font Family from Yellow Design Studio. included in the DesignCuts font bundle. See more ideas for feminine fonts for your blog in 2016.

Canvas Complete Font Family from Yellow Design Studio

Blackhawk Brush Font by Set Sail Studios.  included in the DesignCuts font bundle. See more ideas for feminine fonts for your blog in 2016.

Blackhawk Brush Font by Set Sail Studios

Or if you only want one font, choose from one of the following:

Black Diamond by Sam Parrett, a beautiful hand-drawn, handwritten font. One of the font types I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of 9 feminine font trends for 2016.

Black Diamond by Sam Parrett

La Parisienne by My Creative Land, a beautiful hand-drawn, handwritten font. One of the font types I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of 9 feminine font trends for 2016.

La Parisienne by My Creative Land

Cool Britannia by Ian Barnard, a fun hand-drawn, handwritten font. One of the font types I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of 9 feminine font trends for 2016.

Cool Britannia by Ian Barnard

Free alternatives:
La Belle Aurore
Mightype Script
Playlist
Brusher

Related: 9 Lovely Hand-Lettered Calligraphy Fonts for Feminine Designs

Curvy Calligraphy Scripts

Calligraphy script fonts are slightly more polished as they don’t have the hand-drawn look. Neither is better, it’s all in what you prefer to say to your audience! Fonts have personality and you want to choose fonts that match the personality of your blog and business.

Violetta Font Pack by Set Sail Studios, a beautiful calligraphy script font. One of the font types I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of 9 feminine font trends for 2016.

Violetta Font Pack by Set Sail Studios is part of the DesignCuts font bundle

Philosophy by Siwox/CoreLine Type, a beautiful calligraphy script font. One of the font types I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of 9 feminine font trends for 2016.

Philosophy by Siwox/CoreLine Type

Culinary by Latinotype, a beautiful calligraphy script font. One of the font types I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of 9 feminine font trends for 2016.

Culinary by Latinotype

Destiny by Vanroemstudio, a beautiful calligraphy script font. One of the font types I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of 9 feminine font trends for 2016.

Destiny by Vanroemstudio

Veryberry by My Creative Land, a beautiful calligraphy script font. One of the font types I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of 9 feminine font trends for 2016.

Veryberry by My Creative Land is used here on DYOB!

Free Alternatives:
Fabfelt Script
Magnolia Script
Sacramento

Related: 20 Beautiful Handwritten Script Fonts

Hipster / Grunge Retro Fonts

Hipster or Grunge fonts have a tendency to be a little more masculine, but not these! These examples give a rustic, homegrown, hand-made feel to your designs. Most include script versions and if you use them with feminine colors, you’ve got a great combination!

Just check out these fab examples:

Rainier Font by Kimmy Design, a rustic, grunge, hipster font for your organic, hand-made designs and blogs. One of the font types I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of 9 feminine font trends for 2016.

Rainier Font by Kimmy Design is part of the DesignCuts font bundle

Nexa Rust by Fontfabric, a rustic, grunge, hipster font for your organic, hand-made designs and blogs. One of the font types I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of 9 feminine font trends for 2016.

Nexa Rust by Fontfabric

True North by Cultivated Mind, a rustic, grunge, hipster font for your organic, hand-made designs and blogs. One of the font types I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of 9 feminine font trends for 2016.

True North by Cultivated Mind

Brandon Printed by HVD Fonts is the rustic version of Brandon Grotesque discussed above. A perfect alternative if you want something softer and more organic than the original. It's a rustic, grunge, hipster font for your organic, hand-made designs and blogs. One of the font types I recommend for feminine designs in this roundup of 9 feminine font trends for 2016.

Brandon Printed by HVD Fonts is the rustic version of Brandon Grotesque discussed above. A perfect alternative if you want something softer and more organic than the original.

Free Alternatives:
Monthoers
Fonz-D
Bernier

9 Feminine Font Trends for Bloggers in 2016

There you have it ladies! This is what’s happening in feminine design today. If your blog design has been feeling a little lacking, shake things up by trying out some new feminine font combinations.

And remember you can get a lot of the professional fonts from today’s list for a mere $29 in the DesignCuts bundle which ends this Monday!* If you wanted to buy a lot of these fonts on their own, you’d be looking at upwards of $1000, so no brainer right?

Anyways, this bundle ends on Monday night, August 22nd, so you don’t have much time! Ok, go on now and check them out* and let me know which fonts you end up with!

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6 Comments

  • Vivian says:

    Hi Marianne! Good to have you back! I really needed a font roundup as I’m kicking off a new website soon, getting by branding kit together, this was so helpful! How’s Costa Rica? So jealous! Just came back from our honeymoon in Crete and I’m missing the sun + sea + weather! Could totally live somewhere sunny all year round, fingers crossed my third approach to blog biz is the charm & we’ll be on our merry way to our own Costa Rica 🙂

    Much Love,
    Vivi x

    • Marianne says:

      I have faith that you will make it happen Vivian! As long as you have a vision and a plan!
      Thanks for the sweet welcome back! It feels good to be back and so glad this post came just in time. I’ve been meaning to do one for a while now, hope you find something good!

  • Shelly says:

    Hi Marianne!
    It has been my understanding (please tell me if I’m wrong) that any of these purchased fonts will only show to readers that also have the font on his/her computer? I’ve tried to stay away from anything that is not a google font except for my logo. Can you clarify for me? Much thanks!!!
    Shelly

  • Shelly says:

    Awesome information- thank you for being one of my gurus:)

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