Why blue/black/white/gold dress went viral


The mother of the bride wore white and gold. Or was it blue and black? From a photograph of the dress the bride posted online, there was broad disagreement. A few days after the wedding last weekend on the Scottish island of Colonsay, a member of the 

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So the entire world is melting down over the color of this dress. Some people see white and gold. Others see blue and black. I've now (somehow) seen both, looking at the same image, at different times. I've also been trying to understand how this is

For people who see the dress as it is — black and blue — you're likely seeing the photo as over-exposed, with too much light, meaning that once the retina registers the image, the colors appear darker. And for those who swear gold and white is right

Others couldn't find common ground on the dress, either. Some said it was blue and black. Others said white and gold. So the daughter posted it to Facebook for guidance. From there, McNeill and other members of her band took notice. They had been set