The Ladies' World was a monthly periodical for women in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It was founded in 1886, and published in New York City by S. H. Moore & Co. In the space of thirteen months, the magazine published three short stories by L. Frank Baum:
- "The Man-Fairy" (December 1910)
- "The Tramp and the Baby" (October 1911)
- "Bessie's Fairy Tale" (December 1911).
The Ladies' World was bought by McClure Publications in 1912, and upgraded from a periodical printed on cheap newsprint to a glossier magazine with some full-color covers. It ceased publication in June 1918.