This is a beautifully simple duvet cover and shams. But the cotton used in the fabric is the softest I've ever encountered. Another thing I liked was that the sham cases open and fold at the end so that the pillow fits in snugly without having a bulge or shallow area on the center like some do when they have a middle opening. It is very lightweight and may be better for all but winter use, depending on the heat value of your duvet. I highly recommend this duvet set!