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40 Incredible Walk-In Wardrobes for Women (Photos)

40 fantastic and elegant walk-in wardrobes for women by top interior designers and custom walk-in closet designers.

Elegant walk-in closet by Lisa Adams Closet Design.

Welcome to our special selection of fabulous walk-in wardrobes for women, designed by amazing designers from all over the world.

Nearly every single one of these closets have been featured in other posts on our site as part of our ongoing partnership with innovative designers.

Our first picture is a closet designed by McClean Design. You can see more of the home here.

Each of these closets is a marvel of form and, most importantly, function. The mark of a well-organized closet is the ability to see easily into your storage and locate what it is you’re looking for in an instant.

This can be achieved with open shelving, glass-faced shelving, or spiraling hanging space, like in the picture above.

What features should a walk-in closet for women have?

It’s true that many homes have one walk-in closet which is shared.  That’s normal.  But if you’re very fortunate to have his and hers walk-in closets, you’ll love this gallery because this is a collection which hand-picked designs that cater to women.

What features are important for women walk-in closets?

  • Shoe storage: Without a doubt extensive shoe storage is a must-have feature for any female oriented walk-in closet.  Women tend to have more shoes than men and so storage is important.  In other words, a bigger percentage of woman’s closet should be devoted to shoes than a man’s closet.
  • Vanity:  I think a vanity is a terrific addition to any walk-in closet for a woman where she can apply make-up, do hair, etc. in the very environment in which she gets dressed.
  • Floor-to-ceiling hanging areas for dresses:  Men don’t need as much full-length hanging space.  Suits are shorter as pants are hung inside the jacket.  Dresses, on the other hand, need length and so a woman’ts walk-in closet needs plenty of full length hanging space.
  • Floor-to-ceiling mirror:  Actually this is a good feature for both men and women, but we’ll mention it anyway because it’s definitely necessary for women.
  • Chandelier:  Nothing dresses up a space like a fabulous chandelier.  Men prefer different lighting… perhaps a bit darker while a brighter space tends to appeal to women a bit more.
  • Light colors:  You’ll notice many of the walk-in closets we feature below for women are lighter than the male masculine designs.  The brightness and lightness is achieved through lighter paint, flooring, windows and lights.
  • Handbag storage:  Women have handbags and so they need a place for them. Since this is an accessory that goes with an outfit, a fitting place to store such items is in the same place as a woman’s clothing.
  • Jewelry storage:  Like handbags, jewelry is selected based on an outfit and so it makes sense that a walk-in closet have a place for storing jewelry in an organized fashion.

Check out other general must-have walk-in closet features here.

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These closets are huge, extravagant, and absolutely dream-worthy. I’m not sure I’d have enough clothes to need closets this big, but if I had one, I’d find a way to fill it!

Look for pull-out drawers, glass-faced shelving, wicker baskets, special storage for shoes and boots, and especially plush ottomans, chairs, and benches to sit on while having your own private fashion show. Several of these designs are so spacious, they are two-stories!

Elegant light fixtures, vanities and mirrors are also common elements in these feminine designs. We’ve gathered the very finest examples of luxury walk-in closets for women, and we hope they’ll inspire more than just envy.

Photo Gallery

A classy walk-in wardrobe offers ample storage and mirrored closet doors along with a round back chair that sits next to the wood top island. It is illuminated by a fancy crystal chandelier and recessed ceiling lights.A classy walk-in wardrobe offers ample storage and mirrored closet doors along with a round back chair that sits next to the wood top island. It is illuminated by a fancy crystal chandelier and recessed ceiling lights.

Sleek walk-in closet with wardrobe pole system and floating shelves flanking a white pillar that's mounted with a series of mirrors. It is accompanied by a two-tier island for storing accessories along with a counter under round pendants wrapped in a gray tufted cushion.

Sleek walk-in closet with wardrobe pole system and floating shelves flanking a white pillar that’s mounted with a series of mirrors. It is accompanied by a two-tier island for storing accessories along with a counter under round pendants wrapped in a gray tufted cushion.

Ambient light from the wall sconces and a crystal chandelier reflected in the mirrored doors creates a warm and romantic vibe in this walk-in closet with a white dresser and a round tufted ottoman that's topped with a faux fur throw.Ambient light from the wall sconces and a crystal chandelier reflected in the mirrored doors creates a warm and romantic vibe in this walk-in closet with a white dresser and a round tufted ottoman that’s topped with a faux fur throw.

This walk-in closet is decorated with a gorgeous dress painting that sits on a white dresser over carpet flooring. There's a gray ottoman in the middle that's surrounded by floating open shelves fitted with wardrobe poles.This walk-in closet is decorated with a gorgeous dress painting that sits on a white dresser over carpet flooring. There’s a gray ottoman in the middle that’s surrounded by floating open shelves fitted with wardrobe poles.

The charming walk-in wardrobe features purple mirrored doors in high gloss finish reflecting a fancy drum chandelier. It is complemented by a classy black tufted bench over beige tiled flooring.

The charming walk-in wardrobe features purple mirrored doors in high gloss finish reflecting a fancy drum chandelier. It is complemented by a classy black tufted bench over beige tiled flooring.

Warm walk-in closet with light wood cabinetry and built-in vanity blending in with the hardwood flooring. It includes a stylish modular table with the same color for a cohesive look.Warm walk-in closet with light wood cabinetry and built-in vanity blending in with the hardwood flooring. It includes a stylish modular table with the same color for a cohesive look.

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A blue cushioned rocking chair stands out in this white walk-in closet with gray carpet flooring and a full-height window that allows natural light in.A blue cushioned rocking chair stands out in this white walk-in closet with gray carpet flooring and a full-height window that allows natural light in.

Natural light streams in through the wooden framed windows covered in beige roman shade. This walk-in wardrobe showcases cozy seats and a contemporary chandelier mounted on the tray ceiling.Natural light streams in through the wooden framed windows covered in beige roman shade. This walk-in wardrobe showcases cozy seats and a contemporary chandelier mounted on the tray ceiling.

A large walk-in closet with white modular wardrobe cabinets and a silver tufted ottoman over beige carpet flooring. It is illuminated by a glam crystal chandelier and recessed ceiling lights.

This walk-in wardrobe boasts display cabinets and an arched inset shelf fitted on the beige wall. There’s a curved built-in vanity on the side that’s paired with a round ottoman.

A large eccentric chandelier illuminates this two-story walk-in wardrobe with display cabinets and a mirrored island complemented by a classy tufted seat. It has beige carpet flooring and glazed windows inviting natural light in.

Spacious walk-in wardrobe with beige carpet flooring and white framed windows dressed in blue draperies that blend in with the walls. It includes a glass chair and a seat nook along with a white island lighted by a crystal chandelier.

Designed by: Closet Factory

Spacious walk-in wardrobe with beige carpet flooring and white framed windows dressed in blue draperies that blend in with the walls. It includes a glass chair and a seat nook along with a white island lighted by a crystal chandelier.

A close-up look at this walk-in closet with glazed wardrobe doors and a marble top island under a stylish drum chandelier. It has hardwood flooring and a louvered window fixed above the light gray dresser.

Designed by: Closet Factory

A close-up look at this walk-in closet with glazed wardrobe doors and a marble top island under a stylish drum chandelier. It has hardwood flooring and a louvered window fixed above the light gray dresser.

A natural hardwood flooring adds warmth in this walk-in closet with glazed wardrobe doors and a white island contrasted by black marble countertop.

Designed by: Closet Factory

A natural hardwood flooring adds warmth in this walk-in closet with glazed wardrobe doors and a white island contrasted by black marble countertop.

A unique chandelier illuminates the glass top island that's fitted with white drawers. It is surrounded by light wood modular cabinets that are integrated with floating shelves and black metal pull-outs.

Designed by: Closet Factory

A unique chandelier illuminates the glass top island that’s fitted with white drawers. It is surrounded by light wood modular cabinets that are integrated with floating shelves and black metal pull-outs.

A pair of purple ottomans bring a pop of color in this modern walk-in wardrobe with black cabinetry and a built-in vanity paired with a sleek round stool. It is illuminated by track lights and a skylight that runs the length of the room.

Designed by: A-cero

A pair of purple ottomans bring a pop of color in this modern walk-in wardrobe with black cabinetry and a built-in vanity paired with a sleek round stool. It is illuminated by track lights and a long skylight that runs the length of the room.

The fabulous walk-in wardrobe features a black glam chandelier and a round tufted ottoman that sits next to the white island. It offers plenty of storage along with a mirrored dresser that’s paired with a frameless mirror.

Simple walk-in closet with open storage showcasing floating shelves and drawers along with stainless steel shoe rack. It is complemented by a tufted round back chair over the light hardwood flooring.

Designed by: Vick Vanlian

Simple walk-in closet with open storage showcasing floating shelves and drawers along with stainless steel shoe rack. It is complemented by a tufted round back chair over the light hardwood flooring.

Narrow walk-in wardrobe with full height storage and a gray patterned rug that lays on the dark hardwood flooring. It is illuminated by a crystal chandelier and recessed ceiling lights.

This walk-in wardrobe boasts light wood cabinets and a granite top island lighted by a pair of spherical chandeliers that hung from the tray ceiling. It is fitted with a beverage fridge and white drawers that are accented with plated pulls.

Mirrored closet doors and pull-out drawers flank a wooden framed window that’s covered in a gray roman shade. It is fixed above a dresser that’s topped with vases and framed photos.

A linear crystal chandelier adds a touch of elegance in this walk-in closet that’s decorated with a framed photo and various shaped vases.

A gray counter topped with a glass flower vase is the focal point in this walk-in closet with an open wardrobe and a modular shoe rack in the middle enclosed in glazed doors.

Designed by: Closet Factory

A gray counter topped with a glass flower vase is the focal point in this walk-in closet with an open wardrobe and a modular shoe rack in the middle enclosed in glazed doors.

This may be a small walk-in closet but it is loaded with full height storage. White cabinets run throughout maintaining a cohesive design.

Designed by: Closet Factory

This may be a small walk-in closet but it is loaded with full height storage. White cabinets run throughout maintaining a cohesive design.

A stylish brass framed mirror adds a nice accent in this well-lit walk-in wardrobe featuring light gray cabinets and a glass chandelier that hung over the cushioned bench.

Designed by: Closet Factory

A stylish brass framed mirror adds a nice accent in this well-lit walk-in wardrobe featuring light gray cabinets and a glass chandelier that hung over the cushioned bench.

A lovely drum chandelier illuminates this walk-in wardrobe showcasing light wood cabinets and a glass round back chair placed against the mirrored wall.

Designed by: Closet Factory

A lovely drum chandelier illuminates this walk-in wardrobe showcasing light wood cabinets and a glass round back chair placed against the mirrored wall.

Elegant walk-in closet with natural hardwood flooring and a canopy ceiling mounted with a trendy crystal chandelier. It includes white cabinets and a classy chaise lounge paired with a round coffee table over a purple velvet rug.

Designed by: Closet Factory

Elegant walk-in closet with natural hardwood flooring and a canopy ceiling mounted with a trendy crystal chandelier. It includes white cabinets and a classy chaise lounge paired with a round coffee table over a purple velvet rug.

Modular light wood cabinets surround a white cushioned bench over the wide plank flooring. There's a rolling ladder on the side that aids in reaching the top area. 

Designed by: McLean Design

Modular light wood cabinets surround a white cushioned bench over the wide plank flooring. There’s a rolling ladder on the side that aids in reaching the top area.

The warm walk-in wardrobe boasts mirrored closet doors and a granite top island lighted by a candle chandelier. It includes a built-in bench with storage by the white framed window overlooking the outdoor greenery.

Designed by: Closet Factory

The warm walk-in wardrobe boasts mirrored closet doors and a granite top island lighted by a candle chandelier. It includes a built-in bench with storage by the white framed window overlooking the outdoor greenery.

Spacious walk-in closet illuminated by gorgeous crystal chandeliers that hung from the tray ceiling. It offers ample storage and a pair of counters housing the accessories.

Designed by: Closet Factory

Spacious walk-in closet illuminated by gorgeous crystal chandeliers that hung from the tray ceiling. It offers ample storage and a pair of counters housing the accessories.

Wrought iron hardware along with a black marble countertop provides a striking contrast to the white cabinets and island that's lighted by a cascading chandelier.

Designed by: Closet Factory

Wrought iron hardware along with a black marble countertop provides a striking contrast to the white cabinets and island that’s lighted by a cascading chandelier.

A two-tier island matches the cabinets and drawers for a unified look. It is complemented by a pair of black round back chairs over beige carpet flooring.

Designed by: Closet Factory

A two-tier island matches the cabinets and drawers for a unified look. It is complemented by a pair of black round back chairs over beige carpet flooring.

This walk-in wardrobe is decorated with a chrome chandelier and a lovely portrait flanked by dark wood cabinets. It is accompanied by a full-length mirror and an island that's surrounded by white faux fur rugs.

Designed by: Closet Factory

This walk-in wardrobe is decorated with a chrome chandelier and a lovely portrait flanked by dark wood cabinets. It is accompanied by a full-length mirror and an island that’s surrounded by white faux fur rugs.

Purple walls add a pop of color in this walk-in closet with wide plank flooring and a tray ceiling mounted with flush and recessed lights.

Designed by: Closet Factory

Purple walls add a pop of color in this walk-in closet with wide plank flooring and a tray ceiling mounted with flush and recessed lights.

The sophisticated closet features white cabinets that match the island topped with granite countertop and a decorative bowl. It is illuminated by a gorgeous chandelier and recessed ceiling lights.

Designed by: Closet Factory

The sophisticated closet features white cabinets that match the island topped with granite countertop and a decorative bowl. It is illuminated by a gorgeous chandelier and recessed ceiling lights.

A dome pendant light reflected in the closet mirrored doors illuminates this dark walk-in wardrobe showcasing wooden modular cabinets over beige carpet flooring.

Designed by: Closet Factory

A dome pendant light reflected in the closet mirrored doors illuminates this dark walk-in wardrobe showcasing wooden modular cabinets over beige carpet flooring.

Gray tufted ottomans flanked a white table that’s surrounded by open shelving and glazed wardrobe doors. This large walk-in closet has rich hardwood flooring and a regular white ceiling fitted with recessed lights.

The stylish closet offers open shelving and an archway underneath the staircase that’s fitted with extra storage and a seating nook. This is one great example of how you can maximize every space and niches.

A gray tufted ottoman adds a soft touch in this sleek walk-in closet with open shelving and a light wood island that blends in with the carpet flooring. It includes mirrored wardrobe doors that create a larger visual space in the area.

Source: Trulia

A gray tufted ottoman adds a soft touch in this sleek walk-in closet with open shelving and a light wood island that blends in with the carpet flooring. It includes mirrored wardrobe doors that create a larger visual space in the area.

White modular cabinets surround a matching island that's accented with wrought iron pulls. This walk-in wardrobe showcases natural wide plank flooring and a regular ceiling fitted with recessed lights.

Source: Trulia

White modular cabinets surround a matching island that’s accented with wrought iron pulls. This walk-in wardrobe showcases natural wide plank flooring and a regular ceiling fitted with recessed lights.

Aren’t these ridiculous?  Why publish such luxury?

We actually get a lot of feedback from people saying that publishing such luxurious designs is ridiculous because it’s out of touch for most people.

We agree, partly.  Our walk-in closet galleries definitely fall into the luxury camp.  But here’s the thing.  Actually, our response is twofold.

First, walk-in closets by definition are a luxury room in most houses.  Even modest walk-in closets are a luxury room… although they are becoming more commonplace in new homes because people love them.

Second, we feature out-of-reach designs because people like to dream and be inspired.  This is far more popular than you’d expect and so we give people what they want.  A site filled with mediocre, low-cost designs wouldn’t be that popular.  People like spectacular.

Third, the point of amazing design, even if out-of-reach for most people is to get ideas and inspiration.  While you may not be able to afford a 700 square foot walk-in closet, you may see some aspects of such a closet that you like and would like to include.  If our walk-in closet galleries featured only bare-bones miniature options with wire shelving, you’re not exactly going to get any decent ideas.

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