The truth about ‘The Dress’


It was the dress that divided the internet. Is it white and gold or blue and black? The world was torn apart over the question, with people taking to social media in droves to share their opinion.

The dress, which was originally posted on the social media site Tumblr, caused such a stir that even celebrities and scientists got involved in the debate.

Now, the truth about the dress has finally been revealed.

The original poster of the photo, Caitlin McNeill, has said that the dress is in fact blue and black. She told The Daily Mail that the dress is actually a blue and black Lace Bodycon Dress from the British retailer Roman Originals.

So why did the dress appear to be white and gold to some people?

It all has to do with the way our brains process color. As our eyes take in an image, our brain tries to make sense of it by interpretive the colors based on the lighting and other environmental factors.

In the case of the dress, some people’s brains interpreted the blue and black colors as white and gold because of the way the photo was lit. This is known as color constancy.

So, there you have it. The truth about the dress is that it is blue and black.

1 Comment

  1. I’m so glad that the truth about the dress has finally been revealed! I was starting to get really sick of all the debating back and forth about what color it actually was. It’s just a dress, people! Let’s move on.

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