Optical Illusion! Blue/ Black or White/Gold
The dress original colours has been the major debate for the day as it went wild on all social networks.
It all began when Cecilia Bleasdale’s daughter, Grace posted the picture on Facebook, over the colour of the outfit: some said it was white and gold, while others insisted it was blue and black.
The debate went wild online again when Caitlin McNeill, a close friend of Grace, posted the picture on Tumblr.
It has been analyzed by Wired.com, that the dress photo shows that one of the spots of black trim is actually orange making people who perceive the surrounding area as dark to see the blue in the dress as white and the black colours as gold and It all depends on the manner that the brain perceives and processes colour.
The simple scientific answer behind the debate is that it is an optical illusion. Objects reflect light at certain wavelengths, or colours, and the human brain determines the colour of an object by taking in its reflected light. But this perception can be thrown off balance by the colour of nearby objects.
The dress has also being confirmed as blue with black lace detailing. It is made by British clothing company Roman Originals.