It’s the debate heard round the globe. We went to sleep in a simpler world and awoke to #thedress. Is it blue and black? Is it white and gold? Is the flash to blame or is poor eyesight the culprit? (All FN knows is that shoes rarely give us such a problem.)
There’s two of us at the desk at time of posting, sitting in complete disagreement – and (for one of us) denial over the fading state of our vision – and yet, we need to know. What color combo is this dress? Plenty of theories abound on the Internet this morning, but we decided to see what our favorite shoe icons had to say about #thedress.
The dress, called Roman Women’s Lace Detail Bodycon Dress, is officially labeled as “royal blue” on Amazon, where it retails for 50 pounds (or $77). In fact, you might want to turn your attention to spot-on customer reviews on Amazon if you need to enjoy your Friday a little more today. Here’s a sampling:
“Robbed a bank in this dress. Nobody could agree on a proper description of me. Sketch artist’s head exploded. Got away. Fantastic.” (5 stars)
“The good: Works equally well as formal or business casual attire.
“The bad: Carves a crooked path through perceptual reality and leaves behind it a wake of confusion and existential crises. Also unforgiving on the hips.” (1 star)
Today has been a day of wonder. Llamas and color changing dresses. What is happening in 2015?
— Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) February 27, 2015
I don’t understand this odd dress debate and I feel like it’s a trick somehow. I’m confused and scared. PS it’s OBVIOUSLY BLUE AND BLACK
I have read the explanations and still cannot fathom how ANYONE sees white and gold and I think they’re attention-seeking LIARS
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) February 27, 2015
If that’s not White and Gold the universe is falling apart. Seriously what is happening????
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) February 27, 2015
The dress is white and gold. I see the back lining but that’s it. Also, it looks like it was shot in the shade so it’s a lighting thing
— Cara Delevingne (@Caradelevingne) February 27, 2015
Hold on…. So people actually see white and gold….??!! 😰😱
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) February 27, 2015
What color is that dress? I see white & gold. Kanye sees black & blue, who is color blind?
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 27, 2015
Ike, bj and Messina think it’s white and gold. Ders and I think it’s blue and black. #themindyproject may have to shut down for the night
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) February 27, 2015
How bout just plain fugly? #thedress
— JARED LETO (@JaredLeto) February 27, 2015
DO YOU SEE THE DRESS NOW: pic.twitter.com/dUDmet5y3u
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) February 27, 2015
— DSW Shoe Warehouse (@DSWShoeLovers) February 27, 2015