It’s really weird for you to see a particular dress in a particular colour shade and then others are seeing another colour!
It’s either you are Team Blue and Black or Team White and Gold? You need to pick a side – Even Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian and the rest of the world have taken sides. A lot of people have weighed in.
This is the picture of the actual dress below as it was a Tumblr user Swiked who uploaded the picture yesterday and asked people to help her solve an argument over what colour it actually is (some even say gold and blue).
But then Buzzfeed spoke to the original poster of the dress – Caitlin McNeill. Last weekend her folk band played at her friends’ wedding in the Hebrides.
About a week before the wedding, the mother of the bride posted a pic of what she planned to wear: yes, it was THAT Dress.
And thus the debate over its colour began among the wedding guests.
Caitlan said: ‘I showed my band who were playing at the wedding with me, and we all fell out trying to decide what the problem was. We almost didn’t make it on stage because we were so caught up discussing this dress.’
But, she confirms that the dress is indeed black and blue IRL. It’s from Roman Originals and is royal blue with lace detail (£50 btw).
A couple of celebrities took to their social media accounts to speak on what team they are on. #BlueandBlack or #WhiteandGold
What color is that dress? I see white & gold. Kanye sees black & blue, who is color blind?
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 27, 2015
Even Taylor Swift was confused and scared as to what colour it was.
I don’t understand this odd dress debate and I feel like it’s a trick somehow. I’m confused and scared. PS it’s OBVIOUSLY BLUE AND BLACK — Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) February 27, 2015
And for everyone asking I see blue and black
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) February 27, 2015
I feel like this is some kind of sick joke and everyone that’s saying the Blue dress is White and Gold has been told to trick me. — Laura Byrne (@LauraLeighBlogs) February 27, 2015
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) February 27, 2015
This dress thing is worse than the Sony hack to me — Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) February 27, 2015
What if I think the dress is baby blue and gold
— Chloë Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) February 27, 2015
Even Adobe had their own thoughts concerning the dress.
I have read the explanations and still cannot fathom how ANYONE sees white and gold and I think they’re attention-seeking LIARS
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) February 27, 2015
Some say white and gold, others say black and blue. Some swear it’s black and gold and then, five seconds later, can only see white and gold. It’s the dressing that’s seriously messing with our minds.
It’s all to do with how your brain sees and processes colour apparently.
Jay Neitz, a University of Washington neuroscientist told Wired: ‘I’ve studied individual differences in color vision for 30 years, and this is one of the biggest individual differences I’ve ever seen.’ Jay sees white and gold by the way.
Our brains decide what colour something is by taking in all the light from that object and ‘throwing away’ the light from surrounding objects.
So, you see the colour of, say, a dress in relation to the colours of objects surrounding it.
In the photo that’s driving everyone mad, the surrounding colours are so jumbled that our brains can’t actually determine what colour the dress is.
Those who see the surrounding colours as dark are more likely to see the blue in the dress as white, and the black lace as gold.
So we ask you,
Which team are you on?
TEAM BLACK AND BLUE
TEAM WHITE AND GOLD
Credit – MetroUK