By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

This Might Explain Why THAT Blue/Black Dress Is White/Gold…Maybe.

By now, you've probably seen this dress pop up on your newsfeed enough times to make you groan. If you're new to the controversy, here's the lowdown: A few days ago, a Tumblr user posted this photo on her page, asking her followers to help her determine if her dress was blue and black, or white and gold.

Soon, the image went viral, and the only thing more surprising than the fact that it was being shared so many times was that people were seriously divided when it came to providing an answer. "Blue and black!" cried the convinced masses. "White and gold!" said the naysayers. On some social media pages, things got downright nasty.

The truth is that the dress is actually black and blue, but a combination of the lighting, color, and display of the dress on the screen affects how people see it. In fact, the colors can even change, right before your eyes.

Now, there's only one question that remains: What colors do you see?

Caitlin McNeill