He was shocked. "Seriously!? This dress? This dress right here is blue and black?"
"Yes. Seriously. Why?"
"It's white and gold."
Steve is a film maker. He does a whole lot of color correction for his job. He is not color blind. He may even have a better eye for color than I do (don't tell him I said that). So I racked my brain for some logical explanation. It bugged me for a good, long while. But as most viral phenomenons go, a couple days went by and I got over it. Dress forgotten.
|Dress: Gap, Jewelry: Sisu, Shoes: Nine West, thrifted|
The dress I'm wearing here has the same colors and a similar pattern. That's where the likeness ends. But when I put it on that morning, I was instantly reminded of the dress that blew up the internet. At church, I was asked if it was "the dress". And I received a text complimenting me on my "white and gold" dress.
My conclusion is that "the dress" has destroyed our ability to see a blue and black, striped dress as itself. At least for a while, it will also be white and gold.