This comforter is really nice and warm but at the same time fairly thin and lightweight. The white piping is an odd choice, as others have commented, but it is really not very noticeable and I don't think it would disrupt whatever design scheme you might have going. The fabric is very smooth (seems like a high thread count) and cool to the touch, plus seems to be about 100% cat fur-resistant. I highly recommend this and would probably buy another, except that the choice of colors is not great. Incidentally, the one I purchased was brown, and it is a very pleasing and complementary color--not too light, not too dark.