A picture may be worth 1,000 (times 1 million?) shares, but the words that follow are heckofa confusing.
The Internet is going bonkers over this dang dress — a gold and white (although the company does call it royal blue) number originally posted by a 21-year-old singer named Caitlin McNeill.
The performer shot the image on over to her talent manager Sarah Weichel, asking “Is this dress white and gold, or blue and black? Me and my friends can’t agree and we are freaking the fuck out.” (Ouch.)
When I first saw it posted to Facebook last night, I didn’t realize this was a “thing” and thought the woman — a social media connection — doing the asking wanted to know for herself.
Then I scrolled down, and saw every third person in my 5,000-plus connection feed was talking about the dress.
Why, though, have so few noted:
- Just how ugly this thing is? Sure, beauty is subjective, but this looks like the curtains that hung in my nana’s apartment long before I was even a twinkle in my parents’ eye (probably before my parents even met).
- Even the model — a woman being paid to sport this frock — doesn’t look to happy to be wearing the thing.
- People love debate — especially online. Also, we’re all so damn tired of being stuck inside this winter, arguing about a dress is now our chosen form of entertainment.
- Unless you’re 20-something, and built like Anna Kendrick, that thing ain’t gonna work.
- It’s got to be itchy…
- And flammable. Viscose and polyamide aren’t exactly pure and natural.
- The dress is cheap — and I’m not talking about cost (about $77 dollars) — and will make most women look it (AKA hooker-style).
- It’s called a “Bodycon” dress which I read as “Herve Leger Bandage Dress knock-off.” If you can’t afford the real thing (and few can — those Leger options go for more than $1,000), look elsewhere. An original with no premium inspiration looks better 98.6 percent of the time, especially when lace is involved.
- While completely silly, this argument is a refreshing change from the death threats and foul language that surrounded the Giuliana Rancic snafu that erupted earlier this week, or people calling for the beheading of political leaders.
- All this nonsense comes down to one bad photo. Thanks to smartphones, we all have cameras, but few of us (myself included) know how to use them well.