Is this optical illusion the new #TheDress?

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Kate Spade mybag

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You may remember that last year in February, a seemingly innocent picture of a dress went viral. Was it blue and black, or white and gold? (It's obviously blue and black, right?) And so, the optical illusion viral story was born...

Nobody could agree what the colour of 'the dress' was and the internet was completely divided, arguing until they were blue in the face – no pun intended. Whether it was down to people's eyesight or the screen they were looking at the image on, the argument was never resolved. Thank goodness all that's over, right?


It seems that this very (confusing) phenomenon is back once again, but this time in the form of a Kate Spade handbag.

Taylor Corso (@whyofcorso) tweeted a picture of her new purchase, completely unaware of the chaos that would ensue as a result of the seemingly innocuous tweet.

Taylor responded to a Twitter user who told her that white was a 'daring' colour for a handbag, letting them know that the bag was in fact blue, not white. And that was all it took to create a Twitter storm that will now be known as #TheDress mark 2.

Loads of people decided to jump on the bandwagon and argue whether they saw the bag as blue or white. And, judging from Taylor's timeline, it's safe to say that people feel very, erm, passionate about this issue.

Later on, she tweeted: 'Oh god, #thedress is happening with #mybag.' This was a couple of days ago, and people are STILL tweeting Taylor about the bag. Her mentions must be an actual nightmare to manage right now.

She has since confirmed on Twitter that the handbag is listed on the Kate Spade website as 'mystic blue', but this still hasn't stopped some from arguing that it's white. When will it end, we wonder?

The bag may well be listed as blue, but what colour do you see it as – blue or white? It's definitely divided opinion in the Marie Claire office...

Lucy Abbersteen
Beauty Contributor

Lucy is a freelance beauty editor and contributor at Marie Claire, and has written for titles including Glamour, Refinery29, Popsugar, woman&home and more. She was previously Marie Claire’s junior beauty editor. During her career, she’s covered everything from backstage beauty at fashion week to interviews with famous faces like Drag Race royalty and Little Mix. As for her beauty ethos, she’s a big advocate for not having to spend a fortune on beauty products to get good results, and when she’s not got beauty on the brain you’ll find her reading or hanging out with dogs.