Read previous negative reviews and was plesantly surprised. Negative reviews are addressed as follows: THICKNESS: not thick or thin, adequate thickness for use as a bedspread. Its does not look like its a pillow when placed on the bed. Again, I believe its intended use is as a white bedspread due to intricate pattern. I place it over my comforter when I make the bed and looks amazing - just like in the picture. True comforters are measured in "ounces of fill" this one is adequate for use as a lightweight comforter though I would not reccomend since it wrinkles easily if used as a comforter for daily use. COLOR: white is a true bright white not ivory or cream. QUALITY: Its polyester but very soft. there are no smells. Again, I purchsed for use as a decorative bedspread so I will dry clean it and not risk ruining pattern or accidentlaly shrink by washing in water. VERY DELICATE: one review stated it was falling apart by making the bed and just pulling, Not true, maybe they were very rough and broke the stitching when pulling the fabric or the one they received was damaged. It can be handled normally without damaging the fabric or stictching. Overall I am very pleased with this purchase. Again my intent was to use it as a bedspread and not comforter. I have been searching desperatly for a True White bedspread that was very rich looking and inviting at a reasonable price. I found it in the Carmen white comforter. Comparable comforters other online stores M***ys and P*****ry B**n were $200 - $400 price range and ruched instead of diamonmd pattern - this pattern when found was closer to $400 in other stores.