About Helen Ainson

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About Helen Ainson

We would like to welcome you to Helen Ainson! We are proud to be an award winning destination for Mother of the Bride/Groom, evening gowns, cocktail dresses, evening separates & special occasion attire. We also have had the distinct pleasure of finding the perfect evening gowns and cocktail dresses for many clients to go to  the Academy Awards and events at the White House! You will also find beautiful sportswear from Joseph Ribkoff, Frank Lyman & Alberto Makali,, just to name a few of the fabulous designers in our store. We wouldn’t dare leave out one of the most important components to looking put together, and that would be accessories, of which we have an enormous selection!

We are unique in that we offer one-stop shopping in a relaxed, yet professional setting where our staff is never on commission! Our professionally trained Stylists/Fashion Consultants can outfit you from head to toe, so there is no need to go running around town! We carry Spanx for that smooth look under your clothing and offer luxurious French Lingerie with free professional bra fittings. We have one of a kind Swarovski crystal necklaces, bracelets and earrings which have been custom made specifically for us to coordinate perfectly with all our gowns and special occasion attire in our store, as well as an amazing selection of faux diamond jewelry for your special day! We are head-to-toe shopping at it’s very best, offering stunning jeweled evening shoes and even custom, one of a kind handmade in the USA belts by one of our local designers. We take pride in having the best selection in evening gowns, cocktail dresses, special occasion attire and casual clothing. We also have an expert seamstress who can do all your alterations to fit you perfectly.

Our personal service and extensive collection of carefully curated merchandise has earned us distinguished recognition, including winner of Moffly Media’s “Best of the Gold Coast” for 12 consecutive years and “Best Women’s Clothing Store” in the state of Connecticut by Connecticut Magazine for the past 9 years.

We invite you to browse our website and shop online, or stop in our shop in the beautiful, scenic town of Darien, Connecticut. We look forward to seeing you soon.