The only thing we learned from this classic debate is that everyone sees what they want to see. In 2015, a photo of a dress on a store rack got more than 7 million shares on Twitter when people couldn’t agree on what color it was.
Was it blue with black detailing or white with gold detailing? Roman Originals, the store that sold the dress, later revealed that the dress was, indeed, blue and black.
Not wanting to dash the hopes of the opposing side, the store made a white and gold version that they auctioned off for charity. To this day, according to a page on the Roman Originals website dedicated to “The Dress That Broke The Internet,” scientists still study the phenomenon to gain insights on color perception, neuroscience and vision science.