The comforter looks as elegant in on the bed as in the photos. I always lean towards a heavy bedspread but I gave up the heaviness for the look. It is very light but seems well made. I went with the gray and the color is very true to the picture. I am considering buying another one in the ivory as I just can't get over how great this looks. I could have used a bed ruffle put it was easy to match one up as it does not show. I have a queen bed with a high mattress and could have easily used a king and avoided the bed skirt. If you have a queen bed with high mattresses order the king if you don't want a bed skirt.