I wanted a simple, good quality, lightweight cover for my duvet. I ordered this one in ivory, and it's just right. The swiss dot pattern goes well in my shabby chic bedroom. When I see "swiss dot," I think of the fabric with fuzzy dots that my Easter dresses were made of, but this is more of a windowpane pattern. I don't like sateen -- crisp, cool, 100% cotton percale for me -- but good percale is hard to find, so I took a chance on this set and am very pleased. After laundering, it has only a slight sheen. Speaking of laundering, it was a little wrinkly out of the dryer, but while it was still warm, I took it straight to the bed and smoothed it out. That helped, but I did decide to iron it, at least this first time out. The fabric is nice, and I think wrinkles will become less of a problem in time. Well-made, a good buy. I want to say too that I appreciate everyone who takes a minute to post a review -- your experiences and opinions help me very much in my buying decisions.