We bought this duvet cover for our new comforter. After washing the duvet, the fabric retained it's softness and beauty. It's hard to find a duvet cover that isn't too masculine or feminine, but this one was perfect!! I purchased the blue/yellow one and the stripes in the reverse side turned out pretty nicely. I was a little worried since there was no picture for the stripe side of the blue/yellow duvet. I am very happy with this purchase and will probably buy one for my family as a gift!