— -- It's the dress that broke the Internet.
An overexposed image of a $77 dress has spawned millions of social media posts, countless arguments, worldwide intrigue and wonderment at the brain's interpretation of color, with everything boiling down to one question -- blue and black, or white and gold?
The situation began when a Scottish singer, Caitlin McNeill, shared the shot on Tumblr. It was worn to a wedding by a friend's mother, but people who saw the picture couldn't decide on the colors. The picture went wildly viral, as the discussion turned into a dispute with people sure that they saw the right colors -- and annoyed that there was any doubt.
Taylor Swift got caught up in the hysteria, posting, "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."
Rob Lowe, meanwhile, tried to find a consensus.
The actual color? Black and blue, because the dress by Roman Originals isn't sold in gold.