‘What Color Is This Dress?’ Explained!

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This dress is white and gold. 100 percent. Unless it’s blue and black. Started as a Tumblr posting in which the Tumblr account swiked asked her fellow users to help identify the color of a dress: was it black and blue? Or white and gold? Buzzfeed jumped on it and asked its users to judge — they later found the dress online and determined it was blue.

Here’s the thing though: it’s a trick of light that changes the dress color depending on the amount of light your eyes interpret. Otherwise how could some many people be so firmly set as to one side or the other? Depending on how well you can see the dress answers the question. Good trick!

So our answer? It’s both, depending on how well you can see it in the dark. But you know what? #News can probably explain it better: