#TheDress is finally showing its true colors! English model Laura Coleman, who claims she was the first to rock the frock, took to her Instagram on Feb. 27 to end the big dress debate that has taken the Internet by storm.
We’ve finally gotten to the bottom of this mind-boggling dress, thanks to Laura Coleman, who modeled it for UK fashion brand Roman Originals. Click to find out what she had to say!
The Dress: Model Laura Coleman Reveals Whether It’s White & Gold Or Blue & Black
Sorry, white-and-gold seers! Laura has confirmed that the dress is in fact blue and black, as you can clearly see in the image above. (We hope you can, anyway. Who knows anymore?)
Laura shared a photo of herself in the dress on her Instagram on Feb. 27, captioning it: “Okay so I was the first to wear this dress and just to confirm it’s definitely black and blue! #thedress”.
More good news: The dress is available for purchase on the Roman Originals’ website. It also comes in white, red and pink… we think.
#TheDress Controversy: Why You Are Seeing Different Colors
Did you see white and gold? You’re not the only one, and there is a scientific reason why people are perceiving the dress differently.
John Borghi, a cognitive neuroscientist at Rockefeller University, tells BuzzFeed News it’s because of something called “top-down” processing, which “begins with the brain and flows down, filtering information through our experience and expectations to produce perceptions.”
“It could also be that you’ve seen dresses (or fabric) with the same texture or shape before, which could also affect your perception,” he adds.
HollywoodLifers, are YOU surprised that the dress is really blue and black? Tell us what colors you saw when you first looked at the dress, and whether your perception has changed since then!
— Tierney McAfee