I received this duvet cover a few weeks ago after reviewing several on-line. I was nervous about ordering because this one didn't have too many reviews and similar duvet covers on other sites had reviews mentioned the pin-tucks pulling out. I finally decided to order this one and am so glad I did! It is a bright white and very soft! I purchased it with the "Oversized 230 Thread Count Down Alternative Comforter" because the sizes matched up well and I wanted a good fit. The pin-tucks have stayed in place. I have heard no stitches ripping during the night (and we fight over the blanket quite a bit) or when making the bed. We have a small dog (Papillon) that sleeps with us every night and he has not caused any problems with it. It is soft to the touch - I was worried because it is polyester, not cotton, but it is not at all scratchy. The pillow shams are great quality and have the opening in the middle back. My only little complaint about this set is that there is nothing in the inside corners of the cover to hold the duvet in place so it moves around more than if it were secured. I haven't decided how I'm going to fix that yet, but so far it has only been a minor issue. I have not washed or ironed it yet and if it falls apart when I do so, I will modify my review.