Facebook Pixel

Why do some people see "the dress" as gold & white and some as blue & black?

By February 27, 2015 - 11:17am
Rate This

Is there a scientific reason we see the dress differently? Does it have something to do with our vision?

Add a Comment5 Comments


I saw white and gold as well. I remember seeing in my news feed and thinking it's wasn't my style and thought nothing more of it. But oh boy has it taken a life of it's own. Here's an EmpowHER community Share on the topic: https://www.empowher.com/community/share/blue-and-black-v-white-and-gold-why-cant-we-trust-what-we-see

March 2, 2015 - 2:08pm

I've started switching back and forth.  I like it better white and gold... I wish it would just stay that way!

February 27, 2015 - 12:41pm

Initially I saw the dress as white and gold but the more I looked at it (may have had something to do with the input of everyone else) I began seeing more blue where I had first seen the white.

Then a couple hours later I looked at it again and I saw blue and black! Very weird!

I think it may have to do with our vision and in my case, the power of what your mind can really do! I'm interested to find out exactly how everyone's vision is not created equally!

February 27, 2015 - 12:00pm

I definitely see white and gold!

Interesting post on why we all may see things differently: https://www.empowher.com/community/share/blue-and-black-vs-white-and-gold-why-cant-we-trust-what-we-see.

February 27, 2015 - 11:58am
HERWriter Blogger

I saw it as white and gold! All the people I have asked have also seen it this way. I thought it was a hoax, but there is something really crazy about why this is happening! I'm so interested to find out, too!

Dress via Wired.com

February 27, 2015 - 11:36am
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.

Eyes & Vision

Get Email Updates

Eyes & Vision Guide

HERWriter Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!