Vest dresses first surfaced on Chictopia's streetstyle gallery in Fall 2008 seen on blogger rees. She wore her black vest dress with a blue navy tights tights, black Fendi bag, and black Payless boots shoes. Since then, Vest dresses have grown in popularity as bloggers from Boston, Lincoln, and Buffalo have discovered them. Vest dresses are generally seen in casual, chic, and 70s style. Popular brands of Vest dresses are BCBG, BCBG Maxazria, Topshop, Newlook, and H&M.