When it comes to the latest trends in women's apparel, there's no better place to shop till you drop than Downtown Chucktown. And if you're searching for the finest threads in Charleston, look no further than Copper Penny - the Lowcountry's go-to shop for anyone that has a passion for fashion.

We have been dressing women in Charleston for over 34 years and offer upscale designer collections curated with a Southern eye. Here, women from around the United States discover sophisticated, effortless beauty for every season. Whether you're looking for a sassy new dress to impress that special someone or the perfect outfit for your next vacation, your options are endless at Copper Penny.

With easy-to-find locations close to Charleston's hottest spots, our curated selection of the newest, most popular women's clothing lines reflects the effortless glamour of Charleston. Whether you're a tidy professional or a fierce trend-setter, our goal is to help you find the perfect look for your own unique style. With designer brands like CK Bradley and Holst & Lee on hand year-round, finding your new look is easy and fun when you visit Copper Penny.

Our clothing lines give ladies a refreshing mix of one-of-a-kind authenticity with real wearability, allowing them to shine with confidence and style all year long. So, go ahead and spoil yourself - you deserve to look like a million bucks!

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Find the Perfect Dress to Impress

Diamonds are pretty and all, but honestly? Dresses are a girl's best friend. Dresses are fun, comfortable, and versatile. At Copper Penny, they're also fashionable and cute. We have a huge selection of women's dresses in Charleston, SC, from stylistic sheath dresses to drop-waist styles that will make your girlfriends jealous.

We offer several styles and shapes from which you can pick. Not sure what style fits best?

It all starts at the waist:

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A-Line Waist

These dresses are made to fit your waist and then gradually flare out towards the hem. A-line dresses are excellent for minimizing thighs, hips, and midsections while pulling the eyes to your bust. This style of dress is a great fit for almost any body type. There's a reason why so many brides settle on A-Line dresses for their big day! With plenty of varieties, this is a kind of dress that you can wear again and again.

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Empire Waist

Like the A-Line style, empire dresses are made to fit through your bust. Rather than creating a distinctly angular shape like the A-Line, the Empire style flows from the bust down. This is another kind of dress that fits many body types. From curvy to apple body shapes, the Empire draws focus to your bust and minimizes everything else. For lovely ladies on the shorter side, this style defines your silhouette, especially if you choose a maxi length dress.

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Drop Waist

A throwback to the roaring 20's style flapper dresses, Drop Waist dresses look best on lean, athletic bodies that don't have too many curves in the hip area. The key to pulling off a Drop Waist style dress is to ensure that it's not hugging you. This dress is best worn when it is able to hang freely on your body.

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Once you know the kind of waist that fits your body type, it's time to find your shape. A few of our most popular dress shapes include:

Fit & Flare Dresses in Charleston

Any clothing store for women in Charleston, SC, worth its salt, will have plenty of fit & flare dresses for you to try. This common-shaped dress is one of the most popular on the market, mainly because they look great on every woman, regardless of age or shape. A timeless choice, fit & flare dresses fit through the bodice and flare out just below your hip. This helps develop a balanced, slimming silhouette for most women. If you want to accentuate your best assets and hide everything else, ask our experienced fashionistas to show you some the most popular fit & flare dresses at Copper Penny.
Time to start doing your happy dance! Fit & flare dresses have very balanced proportions, making them a true winner for every body type. Women with athletic builds love this dress for the extra curves. Women with apple-shaped bodies love how fit & flare dresses define their waistlines. Because this dress already looks like an hourglass on the hanger, it will be a natural fit for ladies with such a figure.
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Shift Dresses in Charleston

Shift dresses are typically rectangular in shape and tend to be comfy and forgiving since they aren't fitted. Also called a column dress, the shift dress is a great choice for polished professionals needing a conservative, fashionable outfit for work.
These dresses look fabulous on women with athletic, lean shapes and women with an apple-like figure. This kind of dress doesn't work well with a belt, so ladies with an hourglass figure may not be able to show off their curves in a shift. Try pairing this dress with a nice pair of heels for a beautiful new look!
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Wrap Dresses in Charleston

Wrap dresses are one of the most popular styles on the market, because they give ladies of most shapes and sizes a flattering, fashionable dress option.
If you have an hourglass, apple, or generally curvy body shape, you're going to love wrap dresses. This style of dress offers a natural waist while placing emphasis on your bust. Wrap dresses give you a balanced silhouette and, with a knee-length fit, are great for any type of color or style, both day and nightwear.
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Timeless Tops for Every Style

Unless you're feeling extra sassy, chances are you're wearing a top at this very moment. Tops are garments that cover the top half of your body. At Copper Penny, we have an endless selection of tops in a wide range of styles - from basic tees to blouses and everything in between. If you're looking for the highest quality women's tops in Charleston, SC, you just hit the jackpot!

With that said, finding the right top for the right occasion is easier said than done. However, at Copper Penny, we make finding the right top fun. Whether you're looking for a top that makes a statement or you need a classic button-down for a subdued style, we've got your back. We only carry the most popular tops from the best brands and designers around the world.

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Here are just of our most popular tops:

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Women's Poplin Tops in Charleston

Sometimes called broadcloth tops, poplins have classic characteristics and are often woven with an over/under weave. This kind of weave gives more substance to your top while also giving you room to breathe. Poplin shirts are typically soft and smooth, and are great for everyday business attire, some formal occasions, and for certain ceremonies. Sweet and feminine, our Bruna poplin eyelet bib top features ruffles at the sleeves and an eyelet lace yoke at the front. Pair your poplin with your favorite pair of shorts or jeans for a contemporary, relaxed look.

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Women's Wrap Tops in Charleston

Great for wearing solo or layered over a camisole or tank top, wrap tops are lightweight, versatile, and great for many different occasions. Wrap tops go well with jeans, maxi dresses, and high-waisted jeans or trousers. Our V-Neck Wrap SLV Top by Jayden is uber-popular at Copper Penny and the perfect choice for dressing down or dressing up. The choice is yours!

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Women's Off the Shoulder Tops in Charleston

For a dose of feminine fashion, be sure you add an off-the-shoulder top to your everyday wardrobe. A casual, sexy choice, off-the-shoulder tops have unique necklines that cut across your upper arms and chest, leaving your shoulders bare. The result is a flirty flash of skin, which elongates your neck and gives a relaxed, "daytime casual" look. Our Nola off-the-shoulder top pairs perfectly with shorts or even a flowy skirt and is hand-woven in Spain using Jacquard fabric.

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Women's Tank Tops in Charleston

Who doesn't love a good tank top?! Tank tops are lightweight, versatile, and equally great for lounging in the yard or running errands on weekends. Tank tops lend an air of simplicity to your outfit and can be styled in endless ways. Take our Velvet Heart Victory Tank, for instance. This tank is a refreshing update on our classic sleeveless tank top, complete with fray details and a scoop neck. Throw in the fact that it's machine washable, and you have a wardrobe winner.

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Having trouble finding the best top for your size and style? As the most trusted women's clothing boutique in Charleston, SC, Copper Penny has helped women discover new looks in the Lowcountry for more than two decades. We take pride in providing a personalized, boutique experience for our customers. If you have questions, give us a call or swing by one of our locations. We would be happy to give you our professional opinion.

Until then, here's a quick guide you can follow to help you find the right fit for your women's top in Charleston:

How to Find the Right Fit for Your Women's Top

When choosing a women's top for your outfit, you have to consider how comfortable, confident, and beautiful you will feel. The best way to feel your best in an outfit is to make sure it fits correctly. To get started, you'll want to take your measurements. For most women's tops, the best areas to focus on are your hips, waist, and chest.

  • Hip Measurements: Measuring your hips is fairly easy. Take your measuring tape and use it to wrap around the widest area of your hips.
  • Waist Measurements: Take your measuring tape and place it at the very top of your hip bone. Wrap it all the way around your body. Try to keep your measuring tape in line with your belly button. For the most accurate measurements, stand up straight and breathe normally.
  • Chest Measurements: For an accurate chest measurement, take the end of your measuring tape and place it on the fullest area of your bust. From there, wrap the tape around your body, under your armpits, and around the blades of your shoulders. Then, wrap the tape tightly from the back of your body to the front, where you started.
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Need help measuring? Swing by Copper Penny and ask one of our friendly sales associates to help you out! While you're there, don't forget to check out our huge selection of women's tops in Charleston, SC.

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Looking to take your style to the next level? You can also get in touch with a personal stylist directly from our website. With a personal stylist by your side, you can find stunning looks for specific occasions, using comfortable clothing in your favorite colors and cuts. Copper Penny is your one-stop-shop for fashionable, fun, fabulous designer clothing in Charleston. But don't take our word for it – come see for yourself!

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Ashley Ridge hands West Ashley first loss in shutout

SUMMERVILLE — Friday night was a night of redemption for the Ashley Ridge High football team. Four days after a poor defensive performance in a loss to Fort Dorchester, the Swamp Foxes made amends with an impressive 17-0 win over previously undefeated West Ashley.The Swamp Foxes’ defense allowed less than 100 total yards against visiting West Ashley after yielding nearly 300 rushing yards to Fort Dorchester on Monday night.The win also avenged losses to West Ashley in each of the last two years.“The kid...

SUMMERVILLE — Friday night was a night of redemption for the Ashley Ridge High football team. Four days after a poor defensive performance in a loss to Fort Dorchester, the Swamp Foxes made amends with an impressive 17-0 win over previously undefeated West Ashley.

The Swamp Foxes’ defense allowed less than 100 total yards against visiting West Ashley after yielding nearly 300 rushing yards to Fort Dorchester on Monday night.

The win also avenged losses to West Ashley in each of the last two years.

“The kids were upset on Tuesday at how they performed and they had a great week of practice getting ready for this,” Ashley Ridge coach Shane Fidler said. “Hat’s off to the defense and the defensive staff. They were really determined tonight.”

Ashley Ridge could not have asked for a better start to the game. The Swamp Foxes forced the Wildcats into a three-and-out on their first possession then put together an impressive 13-play, 62-yard drive that chewed up more than six minutes off the clock.

Christian Garland scored on a seven-yard run on fourth-and-two to give the Swamp Foxes a 7-0 first quarter lead.

“No doubt that was huge,” Fidler said. “We scripted that first drive pretty well. Kids did a great job of executing.”

West Ashley continued to struggle offensively throughout the first half, mustering less than 30 yards in the first two quarters.

The score remained 7-0 until late in the second quarter when Xavier Proctor-Floyd connected with Matthew Phillips on a 28-yard pass with two minutes remaining, giving the Swamp Foxes a 14-0 halftime lead.

Ashley Ridge did not muster much offense in the second half but did manage a 35-yard field goal from Keith McCune in the third quarter for the final margin.

West Ashley did not cross midfield until the fourth quarter. The Wildcats’ deepest penetration of the game reached the Ashley Ridge 24-yard line with under six minutes left in the game. That drive was aided by two Ashley Ridge penalties.

“It was all attitude tonight,” Fidler said. “They were disappointed in themselves and they said it would not happen again. We beat a good team tonight. They were undefeated. But more importantly we beat a team that physically hammered us the last two years.

“The way we responded after Monday and the way we responded to how West Ashley has put it on us the last two years, that’s a great sign for this football team.”

Ashley Ridge will go out of Region 7-AAAAA play next week with a game against Berkeley. West Ashley will take on Summerville.

Winless Charleston Southern opens Big South play at Campbell

A bye week came at a good time for the Charleston Southern football team, and now all-important conference play begins as the Buccaneers visit Campbell Oct. 8 in the Big South opener for both teams.The 0-4 Bucs are coming off their best overall performance, when they led Furman for much of the game before losing, 24-19.CSU head coach Autry Denson says it is time to wipe the slate clean and hone in on getting their first win. The coach says there is no panic but there is certainly a better focus.“Definitely a sense ...

A bye week came at a good time for the Charleston Southern football team, and now all-important conference play begins as the Buccaneers visit Campbell Oct. 8 in the Big South opener for both teams.

The 0-4 Bucs are coming off their best overall performance, when they led Furman for much of the game before losing, 24-19.

CSU head coach Autry Denson says it is time to wipe the slate clean and hone in on getting their first win. The coach says there is no panic but there is certainly a better focus.

“Definitely a sense of urgency,” Denson said. “It doesn’t get easier in the conference, but it is different because we are familiar with these teams in our conference. We have seen some good stuff on film, some things that we are doing well. Now it’s just a matter of finishing and getting a win.

“You come out to win them all but when you get to this point of the season, the sense of urgency picks up. These are the games that you have to win if you want to continue your season in the postseason. The goal and the plan remains the same. The execution has to improve. The want-to is there. We just have to execute better.”

Campbell is 2-2 this season and coming off an impressive win over previously unbeaten North Carolina Central. The Camels opened the season with a win over The Citadel. CSU has never lost to Campbell, winning five previous matchups.

“Big fast, lot of talent,” Denson says of the Camels. “They have done a good job in the portal and they have a lot of money, so their resources are there for them to make a jump. They will be playing with a lot of confidence, coming off a big win last week.”

CSU is coming off their best game defensively in the loss to Furman, but failed to close the game out in the fourth quarter.

The Bucs have faced four quality quarterbacks in their first four games, and face another in Campbell’s redshirt junior Hajj-Malik Williams. Williams is the first-team preseason all-conference selection and is Campbell’s career passing leader with 4,327 yards in 23 games.

“That kid is special. He’s special and he’s hungry,” Denson said. “He missed time last year, got hurt. He understands now what it’s like to have the game taken away from you and you can see now that he is playing with a sense of urgency.

“It will be a great challenge. It has been that way with quarterbacks all season so this is just another challenge.”

While Campbell’s quarterback situation is clear, Charleston Southern has some questions when it comes to who will direct the offense. Ross Malmgren, the starter for CSU’s first four games, is out for the season with a shoulder injury.

Redshirt freshman Isaiah Bess would appear to be the next in line. In backup duty this season, Bess has completed 11 of 32 attempts for 183 yards and two touchdowns against two interceptions. Against Furman, Bess was 5 of 16 for 123 yards.

CSU is coming off its best game rushing the football in their loss to Furman. The Bucs totaled 187 yards on the ground with JD Moore gaining 122 yards in his most extensive action of the season.

FIRST ALERT: Nicole becomes tropical storm in the Atlantic, First Alert days declared for Thursday and Friday

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - First alert weather days have been declared for Thursday and Friday as the Lowcountry is expected to be impacted by Tropical Storm Nicole.Live 5 Chief Meteorologist Bill Walsh declared the first alert days because of rainfall and wind-driven high tides.Live 5 Meteorologist Joey Sovine says coastal flooding is likely Wednesday through Friday around high tides with beach erosion and high surf also likely.Sovine said heavy rain could be possible with rainfall totals between one and four inches. Bre...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - First alert weather days have been declared for Thursday and Friday as the Lowcountry is expected to be impacted by Tropical Storm Nicole.

Live 5 Chief Meteorologist Bill Walsh declared the first alert days because of rainfall and wind-driven high tides.

Live 5 Meteorologist Joey Sovine says coastal flooding is likely Wednesday through Friday around high tides with beach erosion and high surf also likely.

Sovine said heavy rain could be possible with rainfall totals between one and four inches. Breezy conditions could occur through Friday and winds may occasionally gust to, or over, 40 mph near the coast.

Nicole became the 14th named storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season on Monday.

Nicole reached maximum sustained winds near 50 mph Tuesday morning and is forecasted to strengthen over the next 36 to 48 hours becoming at or near hurricane intensity by Wednesday or Wednesday night.

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, Nicole was located near latitude 27.8 north and longitude 72.7 west moving west near 9 mph. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 380 miles from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure recently measured by NOAA Hurricane Hunters is 994 mb or 29.36 inches.

Forecasters say the storm will continue on a west-southwest motion through Wednesday and a west-northwest motion is expected to begin Wednesday night followed by a turn to the northwest and north-northwest Thursday night. On the forecast track, the center of Nicole will approach the northwestern Bahamas Tuesday and Tuesday night, move near or over those islands on Wednesday, and approach the east coast of Florida within the hurricane warning area Wednesday night. Nicole’s center is then expected to move across central and northern Florida into southern Georgia Thursday and Thursday night.

⚠️HURRICANE WARNINGS FOR PARTS OF FLORIDANicole has transitioned from a "subtropical" to a "tropical" storm and is forecast to approach the east coast of Florida as a hurricane Thursday morning. Hurricane Warnings are now in effect from Boca Raton to Volusia County. pic.twitter.com/H2VPu0vMI0

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The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs through Nov. 30.

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Breezy & Comfortable Tuesday. Watching Nicole For Thursday & Friday!

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - We are watching a rare November tropical system forecast to become a hurricane and heading towards South Florida. Then it turns north and weakens into a depression, but the impacts for us will be rain and some coastal flooding due to the onshore winds and high tides. Thursday and Friday will be First Alert Weather Days because of the rainfall potential and gusty winds driving higher tides. Tuesday we have a back door cold front pushing south as cooler weather moves in for Election Day. Highs will only reach the low ...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - We are watching a rare November tropical system forecast to become a hurricane and heading towards South Florida. Then it turns north and weakens into a depression, but the impacts for us will be rain and some coastal flooding due to the onshore winds and high tides. Thursday and Friday will be First Alert Weather Days because of the rainfall potential and gusty winds driving higher tides. Tuesday we have a back door cold front pushing south as cooler weather moves in for Election Day. Highs will only reach the low 70s under a mostly sunny sky. The wind will begin to pick up on Tuesday as high pressure builds in from the north and a low pressure system will begin to strengthen down to our south in the Bahamas. This low pressure system to our south is newly developed Subtropical Storm Nicole. Nicole is not purely tropical(made up partially of cold air near the center) but the impacts will look the same as a traditional tropical system. Nicole will approach the Florida East Coast late Wednesday nearing hurricane strength. It appears Nicole will cross Florida, head into the Gulf of Mexico briefly, before turning north and northeast near the Southeast coastline. The current track takes Nicole near the South Carolina coastline on Friday as a fast moving weakening depression before exiting the area for the weekend. A cold front will move through Saturday night ushering in much cooler air by Sunday!

COASTAL IMPACTS: Tidal flooding begins Tuesday as the wind begins to pick up out of the northeast. Tidal flooding begins as a minor issue on Tuesday before ramping up to moderate or even major flooding levels on Wednesday, Thursday and possibly Friday. High surf and high tides will likely lead to beach erosion at some of our beaches this week.

RAIN IMPACTS: Rain will increase Wednesday night into Thursday. Showers, with periods of heavy rain, will be possible through Friday. The extent of heavy rain on Friday will be determined by the exact track of Nicole. Thankfully, October was a very dry month so initial rains will be absorbed very quickly by the dry ground.

WIND IMPACTS: A prolonged stretch of breezy conditions are likely. Sustained winds of 15-25 mph are likely from Tuesday through Friday. Higher winds and gusts are possible, especially near the coast. Gusts of 30-40 mph may be possible at times this week.

TUESDAY: Mostly Sunny. Breezy and Cooler. High 72, Low 51.

WEDNESDAY: Turning Cloudy. Slight Chance of a Shower. Breezy. High 68, Low 61.

THURSDAY: Cloudy with Rain Possible. Breezy at Times. High 73, Low 67.

FRIDAY: Cloudy with Rain Possible. Breezy at Times. High 76, Low 63.

SATURDAY: Increasing Sunshine. High 75, Low 45.

SUNDAY: Sunny and Cooler. High 59, Low 39.

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Charleston coastline under tropical storm warning as Nicole strengthens

Nicole intensified to a tropical storm Nov. 8 and threatens to flood South Carolina’s coastal regions as it moves toward Florida.As of 7 p.m. Nov. 8, Nicole was 360 miles east of West Palm Beach, Fla., according to the National Hurricane Center. The 14th named storm of the season was moving west-southwest at 10 mph with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph.The storm could reach hurricane strength by Nov. 9 while continuing its westward crawl, the NHC warned. Nicole is expected to make landfall on Florida’s coast late N...

Nicole intensified to a tropical storm Nov. 8 and threatens to flood South Carolina’s coastal regions as it moves toward Florida.

As of 7 p.m. Nov. 8, Nicole was 360 miles east of West Palm Beach, Fla., according to the National Hurricane Center. The 14th named storm of the season was moving west-southwest at 10 mph with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph.

The storm could reach hurricane strength by Nov. 9 while continuing its westward crawl, the NHC warned. Nicole is expected to make landfall on Florida’s coast late Nov. 9 or early Nov. 10 before hooking northeastward and moving over Georgia and South Carolina.

Nicole’s trajectory through the United States has shifted west throughout the day Nov. 8, with the eye of the tropical storm expected to pass over Greenville at the end of the week, according to the NHC’s latest model.

But the storm’s impact would be felt well before that.

Tropical-storm-force winds could reach South Carolina as early as the night of Nov. 9, explained meteorologist Ron Morales at a briefing hosted by the National Weather Service’s Charleston Office. Winds between 39 and 57 mph could cause power outages and tree damage.

Morales said coastal regions would bear the brunt of the storm. He warned of extended periods of coastal flooding caused by the dangerous trio of rainfall, high tide and storm surge — winds whipping up the ocean.

Storm surge flooding could exceed 1 foot above ground Nov. 9 through Nov. 11, especially during the morning high tides, Morales said. Heavy rainfall expected the night of Nov. 10 could also cause isolated flooding in low-lying areas throughout the state.

By the start of the weekend, Nov. 12, Charleston will get some sunshine as Nicole shoots up the country toward New England.

But as of 7 p.m. Nov. 8, the southern coast of the state was under a tropical storm warning, meaning that tropical storm-force winds were possible within the next 36 hours.

The City of Charleston is bracing for the storm’s potential impact on the Lowcountry, according to a Nov. 8 press release. Officials have reserved portable pumps to distribute in low-lying areas and crews have begun cleaning up drains and lowering the water level of the city’s lakes to prepare for flooding.

The National Weather Service’s Charleston office has issued high surf and coastal flooding advisories for Charleston beaches and low-lying areas.

The Charleston Harbor tide gauge peaked just above the 7-foot flood stage during high tide the morning of Nov. 8. It is forecast to reach the major flood stage, higher than 8 feet, during the morning tide on Nov. 10.

Though rare, tropical storms have impacted the Palmetto State this late in the season. Of the 260 tropical storms impacting South Carolina since 1852, six came in November and one in December.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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