Wide Belts first appeared on Chictopia's streetstyle gallery in Winter 2009 seen on Berkeley blogger connie. She styled her brown vintage wide belt with a black vintage wool culottes pants, gray vintage sheer top, and black Payless lace-up shoes. Since then, Wide Belts have grown in popularity as bloggers from Longmont, Colorado USA, Tampere, and Nashville have discovered them. Wide Belts are generally seen in chic, casual, and romantic style. Popular brands of Wide Belts are GINA TRICOT, thrifted, Forever21, Forever 21, and vintage.