First, the white fabric has a cheesy shimmer to it that reeks of a blue light special quality set. The pillows are so flimsy and barely stuffed. The black is actually a textured material that has a technical term that escapes me (think 80's). This is such a slick set in the picture. It's exactly what I wanted, but in person does not convey anywhere near the quality if my original black 7 white comforter set (which is no longer for sale on Overstock.com). There is nothing redeemable about this set especially when it costs as much as the one I have now that is made of cotton, noy this see-through, bargain-basement fabric and cheap fill. So disappointed.