Welcome 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 who have attended the Academy Awards and events at the White House! You will also find beautiful Causal Clothing from fabulous designers such as Joseph Ribkoff, Frank Lyman & Alberto Makali, just to name a few. We wouldn’t dare leave out one of the most important components for looking good and that would be our enormous selection of accessories.
Your One-Stop Shop for Special Occasion Attire
Helen Ainson is 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. 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 to coordinate perfectly with all of our gowns and special occasion attire. Also available is our amazing selection of faux diamond jewelry for your special day!
Helen Ainson is head-to-toe shopping at it’s very best offering stunning jeweled evening shoes (and custom) to one of a kind “handmade in the USA” belts by one of our local designers. We take pride in having the best selection of evening gowns, cocktail dresses, special occasion attire and casual clothing. Also on staff is our expert seamstress who can make all your alterations to fit you perfectly.
Our personal service and extensive collection of carefully curated merchandise have earned us distinguished recognition. Winning 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 are just a couple examples.
We invite you to browse our website and shop online, or stop by our shop in the beautiful, scenic town of Darien, Connecticut. We look forward to seeing you soon.