What Color Is #TheDress? Celebrities React to the Polarizing Debate
If you've been online or anywhere near your phone in the past few hours, it's likely that you've been vexed by #TheDress debate. While much of the country was sleeping, a photo of a lace and satin dress uploaded by a Tumblr user has divided the Internet, and the InStyle office, into two camps #blueandblack and #whiteandgold (and then there's the confused folks who are flitting between the both).
It all started when Tumblr user Swiked uploaded the photo writing: "guys please help me—is this dress white and gold, or blue and black? Me and my friends can’t agree and we are freaking the f— out." And in doing so she caused the whole Internet to freak out too.
So in all seriousness: What color is the dress? While even the manufacturers of the dress, Roman Originals, have stated that it's blue and black, the debate over the photo rages on. Even stars including Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, and Ellen DeGeneres have weighed in. Here are our favorite celebrity reactions so far.
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— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) February 27, 2015
What color is that dress? I see white & gold. Kanye sees black & blue, who is color blind?— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 27, 2015
Wow... My mind is blown. Civil war in the studio right now. #blueandblack 💙◾️— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) February 27, 2015
i see grey and blue— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) February 27, 2015
and ugly— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) February 27, 2015
If that's not White and Gold the universe is falling apart. Seriously what is happening????— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) February 27, 2015
What if I think the dress is baby blue and gold— Chloë Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) February 27, 2015
I have read the explanations and still cannot fathom how ANYONE sees white and gold and I think they're attention-seeking LIARS— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) February 27, 2015
i saw white and gold, then i saw blue and black. now I'm confused.— Lucy Hale (@lucyhale) February 27, 2015
The dress is white and gold. I see the back lining but that's it. Also, it looks like it was shot in the shade so it's a lighting thing— Cara Delevingne (@Caradelevingne) February 27, 2015
The Gold is Blue and Dress.— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) February 27, 2015
k I'm in Milan so I know I'm late but I was sleeping &..... black and bluuuueeeee— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) February 27, 2015
Emerged from the editing room to find the entire world is very excited about a dress and what color it is. I feel scared.— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) February 27, 2015