I read reviews on every duvet cover on Overstock, and bought this one because of the proclaimed "softness". They were not kidding! This duvet cover is so soft, I do not use a top sheet anymore! (What an easy way to make a bed!) The smoky blue color matched the picture on the web perfectly. I turn the buttons in before buttoning them and they rarely show. There are no ties inside this cover, but I have never had problems with it slipping. It fits my duvet perfectly. It washes well, with a bit of wrinkling at first. This smooths out quickly once it is on the bed. To obtain the crisp look you would have to iron it, but it really looks okay straight from the dryer. You will need to iron the shams though, but they are much easier to iron. The fabric seems to be of good quality. It feels durable, yet it is not so heavy that it is hot. I think I'll be able to use this year-round in Montana. With the lower price, I was afraid I would be sacrificing quality, but that does not seem to be the case at all. It looks and feels wonderful! This was my first purchase from overstock, and I will definitely be back. The shipping was reasonably priced and lightning fast! Thank you Overstock!