This duvet cover set came in exactly as the photo implies. The fabric is soft. For such a cheap price, of course it wasn't going to be extremely durable or overly luxurious. The pillows are held together with long stitches, which could easily break in the near future, so I will probably reinforce it with my sewing machine. Either way, you can't beat this price, especially for such a great pattern. I am very happy with this purchase. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is b/c the quality is not outstanding, but again, for the price, it's great.