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.
But, why can’t we all just agree? Basically, because the
picture’s an optical illusion.
Before I explain what I mean by that, let me go briefly on how the picture story started.
#TheDress phenomenon began after a woman posted a photo of her mother's dress for her wedding asking people to ID the color. From there, explosion with the likes of Justin Bieber (blue and black), Kim K (white and gold), and Taylor Swift (blue and black) all weighing in.
A rep for the company that makes the dress, Roman Originals, says the dress is blue and black, but it also comes in pink and black, white and black and red and black.
There isn't a white and gold option yet but Roman is looking to add it to the line because of all the commotion.
As for business, Roman Originals says sales are up 347%.
Meanwhile, the original photograph of the dress was taken by Cecilia Bleasdale, who bought it for her daughter Grace's upcoming wedding.
She sent the image to the bride-to-be, who shared it with her groom. The couple was the first to disagree over the dress's colours.
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That page gave it the exposure that sent the dress into the online stratosphere.
"I thought my followers on Tumblr would maybe have a good reaction, but I never would have considered that Taylor Swift and Mindy Kaling would be tweeting about it,' 21-year-old Caitin McNeil said referring to the celebrities that have joined in the conversation.
Ok, to answer the Big question, It’s all to do with how your brain sees and processes colour apparently.
Jay Neitz, a University of Washington neuroscientist said: ‘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.
Oya, check out how this pic has caused great optical illusion on we all.
Hope I helped solve you puzzle??? *sighs*