By confused / Friday 27 February 2015 03:07 / United States - Milwaukee
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By  DMATB  |  11

If you were arguing for the white and gold side, it's an FML. if you were arguing for the black and blue side, it's a YDI.

  gracehi  |  31

They found the actual dress and it's black and blue. The dress design is still being made and you can actually buy one of its many mass produced sisters. Something about the photo is causing different people to interpret the color differently. It looks white and gold to me most of the time, but then other times for a split second it will look black and blue, then change back again to white and gold. This phenomenon even has vision experts stumped and there are quite a few scientific theories floating around out there about it. It seems trivial, but it's actually very interesting. Nothing like this has happened before and we may learn something new about why we as individuals see the world the way we do.

  phaelnb  |  25

The dress is black and blue. A very basic explaining involves the background and lighting on the dress, the more white the background and darker the dress itself, it tends to look white and gold; a lit dress and dark background, the dress turns black and blue. Or something like it, I'm not sure.

  gracehi  |  31

The theory that makes the most sense to me is that the dress was under blue light when the photo was taken, altering the colors the camera captured. When people see white and gold, they are seeing the dress as the color it actually is under the blue light in the photo, but when people see black and blue it's because their brains are able to pick up on the blue light from other cues in the photo and compensate for it.

  Zanquis  |  21

Sorry but the dress is actually Blue and Black, but with bad lighting the blue looks light blue, and the black lights up as gold. our eyes tr to correct it and either correct it good or wrong, and when doing it wrong it looks white and gold, but as proven over and over it is blue and black.

  lizzie57  |  19

I read an article on this dress. The dress is just as confusing in real life not just the photo - as explained by the people who started all this off. The reason it looks different colours is because of the way the sun hits it. Our eyes try to allow for the yellow sunlight so try to extract yellow from colours to see the real colour. The colour you see all depends on how well your eyes can account for sunlight with this particular shade of colour. The dress looks different according to the light of the room your in, the light of the picture and the light of the background you're looking at it. I'm not fully clued in on the science but its to do with how many rods and cones you've got and how your brain interprets the signals it receives from them.


God Dammit, here's the link with the photo from the shops website. It's blue and black


  geren  |  15

Yes but the blue and gold and black and white weren't the colors that were interchanged. The blue and white and black and gold were what was interchanged

By  fluffyduff  |  2

its white and gold! -waits for argument-

  Cass_x  |  22

It IS white and gold. I just think everyone who claims to see blue and black are messing with us. I tried to look at it different ways and I couldn't see anything else than white and gold. D:

  PerditaDessa  |  38

Whether you see gold and white or blue and black depends on how your brain accounts for the lighting. The dress is actually blue and black. Crazy interneters can find anything to prove a point.


@61 There are pictures of the same dress in different lighting and the actual dress really is blue and black. The picture that went viral is just super terrible and the lighting makes it look different to some people. But it really is blue and black, sorry.

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