I purchased the beige duvet about a month ago and was not impressed by the softness when it first arrived. All the reviews I'd read before purchasing lead me to believe it was going to be really nice and luxurious. It was just really stiff. After washing it a few times though and after using it night after night, that all changed. I can only imagine it will become more pliable with time. It's definitely well made and sturdy even though I found a few knots in the fabric. The stripes make it look chic and sophisticated on my bed. Overall it was a great value and I am happy with me purchase. Be warned that it does attract lint.