A duvet cover is more than just a layer to keep your comforter protected—it also keeps you comfortable and enhances your design scheme.
To find the best fit for your duvet, textile expert Saana Baker suggests measuring your duvet and paying attention to the cover's dimensions: "The dimensions don't have to be exact, but they should be close," she explains. "Ideally, the duvet cover should be an inch or two smaller than the duvet itself, so everything is nicely stuffed."
After hours of research, we put over 30 top-rated duvet covers to the test in The Lab in Des Moines, Iowa, evaluating them by examining details such as quality, texture, durability, and value.
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Parachute Sateen Duvet Cover
Soft and smooth to the touch
Looks clean and refined
Breathable and lightweight yet sturdy
After testing 36 different duvet covers, we found that the Parachute Sateen Duvet Cover hit the mark on all fronts, impressing us with its soft and smooth texture, quality construction, and thoughtful design. Made with refined and breathable long-staple Egyptian cotton that gets better with time, this duvet cover feels so soft and lightweight you won’t want to leave your bed. It also offers a ton of breathability, so you can stay bundled without overheating, making this duvet cover ideal for different climates and seasons.
Off the bat, we were immediately impressed with its high-quality construction, as the duvet cover fit well around the insert and looked clean and neat on the bed. Using the button closure proved to be simple and effective, and it also has corner ties to help keep your duvet insert in place. Post-wash, the duvet cover felt as good as new, maintaining its soft yet sturdy texture. There were no visible imperfections or signs of wear evident.
We also appreciate that this duvet cover accommodates different beds and design concepts. Choose between three sizes and five soft neutral tones, depending on your needs. We also like that Parachute gives you the option to buy the cover individually or as a set with matching shams. Though somewhat expensive, this duvet cover is stylish, easy to clean, and creates such comfort that the value simply outweighs the cost.
Price at time of publish: $220 for Full/Queen size
Material: Long-staple Egyptian cotton | Weave: Sateen | Thread Count: Not listed | Sizes: Full/Queen, King/Cal King | Closure: Button | Certifications: OEKO-TEX Standard 100
Jellymoni 100% Natural Cotton Duvet Cover
Crisp and smooth texture
A ton of value considering price point
No solid color options
Not the softest pick
If you’re in the market for a wallet-friendly duvet cover, the JELLYMONI 100% Natural Cotton 3pcs Striped Duvet Cover Set is a great pick that feels way more high-end than it actually is. During testing, we found the fabric, which is made with 100 percent natural cotton, very crisp and smooth to the touch. The duvet cover wasn’t overly soft or silky, but didn’t feel scratchy or unpleasant either—just what you’d expect from plain-weave cotton. It was also extremely breathable, which can be beneficial for those who tend to overheat while they sleep. The quality itself was impressive, as the duvet cover was sturdy and had a medium weight to it. The duvet cover had four corner ties and a two-way zipper closure that was well attached and slid with ease.
Post-wash, we found that other than some shrinkage, which tends to be standard for cotton bedding, there were no visible imperfections and zero signs of wear. In fact, we were impressed with just how few wrinkles remained on the duvet cover after following the care instructions. However, if you’re looking for a duvet cover in a classic, solid colorway, you might be disappointed. While the JELLYMONI Duvet Cover Set is available in 28 different pattern options, they do not offer any solid colors. Overall, the quality of this duvet cover rivals that of more high-end options, and we think that this is a great pick regardless of whether or not you’re on a budget.
Price at time of publish: $40 for Queen size
Material: Natural cotton | Weave: Plain | Thread Count: Not listed | Sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, King, Cal King | Closure: Zipper | Certifications: OEKO-TEX Standard 100
Boll & Branch Signature Hemmed Duvet Set
Soft and smooth texture
Sturdy with a medium weight
For those who are willing to spend a little extra money on their bedding, the Boll & Branch Signature Hemmed Duvet is well worth it. Made with organic long-staple cotton, we were immediately blown away by just how smooth and buttery-soft the duvet cover felt. It also felt sturdy while not overly heavy, which is a good indication of the duvet cover’s durability. Its construction was also very high-quality, as the buttons and corner ties were easy to find and use. We also appreciated that the buttons aren’t visible since the cover has a tucked-in flap that hides them. The duvet cover draped beautifully on the bed and looked very clean, especially with the hidden buttons.
Upon arrival, we did notice a few minor loose threads around the button holes, but there were no other visible imperfections. Post-wash, the duvet cover did shrink a bit but still had plenty of room to fit the duvet. Additionally, the initial lustrous finish dulled a bit, but this didn’t affect the texture negatively. Other than that, the duvet cover held up very nicely with no signs of wear. So while the Boll & Branch Signature Hemmed Duvet is definitely expensive, we think its luxurious texture and thoughtful construction are properly reflected in the price tag.
Price at time of publish: $328 for Full/Queen size
Material: Long-staple cotton | Weave: Four-over-one-under | Thread Count: Not listed | Sizes: Full/Queen, King/Cal King | Closure: Button | Certifications: GOTS Certified Organic Cotton, OEKO-TEX Standard 100
Brooklinen Luxury Sateen Duvet Cover
Buttery smooth texture
Gets softer the more you wash it
Limited color options
When it comes to getting a luxuriously cozy night’s sleep, nothing quite beats the buttery-soft texture, wrinkle-resistance, and lustrous finish that sateen sheets offer. The best of the bunch is the Brooklinen Luxe Duvet Cover, which is made with 100 percent long-staple cotton and boasts a thread count of 480. During our tests, we were impressed with just how crisp and smooth to the touch the duvet cover felt. There were no visible imperfections upon arrival, and the buttons seemed well attached. The overall quality was impressive and the button closure and corner ties made for a smooth process. When placed on the bed, we also found that compared to other options we tested, this one was the least wrinkled and gave the bed a polished look.
After following the care instructions, we noticed the Brooklinen Luxe Duvet Cover did suffer some shrinkage but still fit the comforter perfectly. Additionally, the fabric’s texture actually seemed even softer post-wash. In general, there were no signs of wear evident and it held up nicely. This duvet cover is only available in four color and pattern options, which don’t leave much room for customization but should still match well with the majority of design styles. This duvet cover isn’t cheap, but at under $200, we think its quality is seriously impressive and will last you for years to come.
Price at time of publish: $179 for Full/Queen size
Material: Long-staple cotton | Weave: Sateen | Thread Count: 480 | Sizes: Twin/Twin XL, Full/Queen, King/Cal King | Closure: Button | Certifications: OEKO-TEX
The Company Store Company Cotton Rayon Made From Bamboo Sateen Duvet Cover
Breathable yet sturdy
Smooth and soft texture
Well-made with secure closure
Prone to wrinkles
If you tend to overheat at night, you may want to opt for a lightweight and breathable duvet cover like this one from The Company Store. It’s made with a blend of bamboo rayon and cotton, which makes for a smooth and incredibly soft texture. The fabric itself felt sturdy and somewhat heavy while holding it. However, the material was surprisingly breathable and felt deceivingly lightweight while laying underneath it. Upon arrival, there were no imperfections and the duvet cover seemed very well-made. The button closure was very secure, and the corner ties prevented the comforter from shifting and bunching.
Post-wash, there were no signs of wear; other than some slight shrinkage, the duvet cover seemed good as new. The buttons remained intact and the seams and hems looked great. We did notice there were quite a few wrinkles after washing and drying, so if this bothers you, you may need to consider the extra step of ironing them out before making the bed. Additionally, you can purchase a matching comforter, sheet set, shams, and pillowcases separately. At $114 for a queen size, The Company Store Company Cotton Bamboo Sateen Duvet Cover offers a ton of value for a moderately priced option.
Price at time of publish: $114 for Queen size
Material: Bamboo rayon, cotton | Weave: Sateen | Thread Count: 300 | Sizes: Full, Queen, King | Closure: Button | Certifications: None listed
Bedsure Waffle Weave Cotton Duvet Cover Set
Unique and textured look
Soft and cozy feel
Eight corner ties for added security
Likely too warm for all-season use
Heavier bedding is usually a good choice for the chilly winter months, and the Bedsure Cotton Duvet Cover Set provides the perfect amount of thickness and sturdiness without being overly stuffy. Compared to other options we tested, this cotton duvet cover definitely has a weightier, almost flannel-like texture. It’s made with a waffle weave, which is ideal for colder climates since the textured surface can help trap more heat. The material felt very soft and cozy, but not overly smooth or silky like some of the other options we tested.
Upon arrival, the duvet cover felt very high-quality, as all seams were straight and secure with very few loose threads. The buttons were securely sewn on and there were eight inside corner ties, so you’ll never have to worry about bunching or shifting. The duvet cover fit perfectly around the comforter and added a sophisticated and understated texture to the bed. Post-wash, there were no signs of wear, and the cover held up nicely. We suspected that because of the textured surface, the Bedsure Cotton Duvet Cover Set would be more prone to snagging compared to duvet covers with a smoother surface, but we didn’t notice any additional loose threads after washing and drying. We were surprised that considering its low price, this duvet cover performed wonderfully, boasting impressive durability and quality construction.
Price at time of publish: $85 for Queen size
Material: Natural cotton | Weave: Waffle | Thread Count: 200 | Sizes: Twin, Queen, King, Cal King | Closure: Button | Certifications: OEKO-TEX Standard 100
Hotel Sheets Direct 100% Bamboo Duvet Cover Set
Buttery-soft and silky-smooth
Temperature-regulating and moisture-wicking
Held up well post-wash
Extra ties for added security
Zipper gets caught easily
Cover may be a bit too big
More prone to wrinkles
For those who prefer bamboo over cotton, the Hotel Sheets Direct 100% Bamboo Duvet Cover 3 Piece Set is our favorite of the bunch. The fabric, which is made from bamboo-derived viscose, has a texture that’s both buttery-soft and silky-smooth. The duvet cover has a very lightweight feel that’s less crisp and structured than traditional cotton. If you tend to overheat easily, this duvet cover is definitely for you—the Hotel Sheets cover is moisture-wicking, temperature-regulating, and very breathable.
The duvet cover didn’t have any visible imperfections upon arrival, and the stitching seemed to be neat. We did find that the zipper gets caught in the fabric easily unless you’re pulling it taut. Otherwise, the zipper closure was smooth and easy to use. The duvet cover also comes with additional ties in the middle as well as the corners for added security. The cover was borderline too big for the comforter, but it only looked noticeable upon stretching out the corners. Post-wash, we found the duvet cover looked a bit more worn in, but the actual texture remained as good as new. However, this duvet was a bit more wrinkly than many of the other options we tested. In addition to the duvet cover itself, this set includes two pillow shams (or just one if you purchase a twin or twin XL size). And at just $57, this set offers a ton of value at a relatively low price point.
Price at time of publish: $57 for Queen size
Material: Bamboo viscose | Weave: Not listed | Thread Count: 1,600 | Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King | Closure: Zipper | Certifications: OEKO-TEX Standard 100
Buffy Linen Duvet Cover
Textured surface adds to comfort level
Breathable with heavier weight
More sustainable hemp fabric
Elevated yet casual look
Looking for bedding that's better for the Earth? The Buffy Linen Duvet Cover is made with 100 percent hemp, which absorbs more CO2 than trees and promotes biodiversity in the ecosystem. But just because it’s more sustainable than other materials doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice comfort. This duvet cover is soft, pliable, and has a lived-in feel that makes it even cozier. There is a bit more texture on the surface of this cover compared to other options we tested, but we didn’t find this detracted from the overall comfort level. This duvet cover is also on the heavier and sturdier side, but it still felt airy and breathable. The overall construction proved to be very high-quality, as the fabric felt durable, and the overlock stitching on the seams was well-done. There were no imperfections found in the dye and pattern.
The duvet cover fit nicely around the comforter and we were impressed with the overall look of the bed. We loved how the duvet cover was both charming and natural, in part because of the casual, textured surface. The duvet cover also featured an envelope closure to conceal the corozo nut buttons, which were well-attached and easy to use. Post-wash, we didn’t notice any signs of wear, but even if we did, the textured surface would do a good job of minimizing their appearance. While there were a few wrinkles evident, we didn’t find their appearance to be too detectable due to the material. While this duvet cover is definitely on the pricier side, we think it’s well worth it for its unmatched comfort levels and sustainability practices.
Price at time of publish: $203 for Full/Queen Size
Material: Long-staple hemp | Weave: Linen | Thread Count: Not listed | Sizes: Full/Queen, King/Cal King | Closure: Button | Certifications: None listed
Parachute Percale Duvet Cover
Crisp, breathable, and lightweight
Clean look and snug fit
Not as soft as other options
More prone to wrinkles
Partial to the crispness of cotton percale bedding? The Parachute Percale Duvet Cover is your best bet for a high-quality pick since it’s made with always-dependable long-staple Egyptian cotton. The texture of the duvet cover may not be as glossy or soft as other options we tested, but percale tends to be firmer and smoother than other types of weaves. Because of the fabric’s breathability and lightweight feel, these sheets are ideal for summertime (or year-round use if you tend to overheat).
We were impressed with the overall quality of the duvet cover, as all of the seams and buttons were in good condition with no visible imperfections. The buttons were all intact and the stitching held them securely. The Parachute Percale Duvet Cover fit nicely around the comforter and looked clean when draped on the bed. However, we did notice a bit more wrinkles compared to the other options we tested, so this may be something to consider if you’re planning on purchasing this duvet cover. Post-wash, we saw a few loose threads around the button holes, but nothing especially noticeable. Other than that, there were no signs of wear and the fabric maintained its quality after multiple washes.
Price at time of publish: $190 for Full/Queen size
Material: Long-staple Egyptian cotton | Weave: Percale | Thread Count: Not listed | Sizes: Twin/Twin XL, Full/Queen, King/Cal King | Closure: Button | Certifications: OEKO-TEX Standard 100
Slumber Cloud Essential Duvet Cover
Best known for their crisp texture, quality construction, and substantial longevity, hotel-style sheets can add a ton of luxury to your bedtime routine. The Slumbercloud Essential Duvet Cover is made with a cotton-viscose blend and boasts a 300 thread count for the ultimate home-away-from-home comfort. In our testing, the fabric felt very soft, light, and smooth, without being overly silky or glossy. This duvet cover would be a great pick for year-round use since it provides the perfect balance of warmth and breathability.
While this duvet cover is pretty standard in terms of design quality, it definitely performed as promised. There were no signs of pilling, snagging, or fading when we first inspected the duvet cover. While the duvet cover was comfortably larger than the insert, it still fit nicely enough and didn’t look sloppy on the bed. Additionally, the button closure and ties were easy to use, and slipping the cover over the comforter proved to be very easy. Post-wash, the duvet cover held up exceptionally well with minimal shrinkage and no signs of wear. However, we did notice a bit of wrinkling after washing and drying. And at $105 for a queen size, Slumbercloud’s Essential Duvet Cover brings a lot to the table considering its moderate price tag.
Price at time of publish: $105 for Queen Size
Material: Cotton, viscose | Weave: Not listed | Thread Count: 300 | Sizes: Twin XL, Queen, King | Closure: Button | Certifications: OEKO-TEX Standard 100
Of all the options we tested, the Parachute Sateen Duvet Cover earns our top spot because of its impressively soft and smooth texture, quality construction, and thoughtful design. For something a little more wallet-friendly, we highly recommend the JELLYMONI 100% Natural Cotton 3pcs Striped Duvet Cover Sets, a value-packed bundle with a crisp and cool texture, sturdy zipper closure, and lots of unique color options.
How We Tested the Duvet Covers
After researching the most beloved, top-rated duvet covers currently on the market, we gathered 36 options and put them to the test in The Lab in Des Moines, Iowa. Our testers evaluated them on the basis of quality by inspecting the duvet covers both before and after following the care instructions. We looked for any loose threads, pilling, snags, and imperfections in the stitching, dye, or pattern. We also noted the duvet covers’ material, weave, and hand feel. Next, we assessed the texture of each duvet cover, considering its weight, thickness, breathability, softness, structure, and smoothness. At this point, we placed each cover over a comforter, observing the ease of application, how snugly the cover fit, whether there was shifting or bunching, and how it draped over the bed. We also paid special attention to the ease and quality of closure and whether the insert was fully concealed inside the cover.
To evaluate the durability of each duvet cover, we performed a spill test and poured coffee over each cover, noting how easy the stain was to remove. We also carefully followed care instructions and judged whether or not there were any signs of wear, imperfections, wrinkles, or shrinkage post-wash. Finally, we assessed the duvet covers’ value by comparing the retail price with their overall quality. We analyzed our testers’ scores and insights along with our supplemental research to compile this list of the 10 duvet covers we believe are the best.
What to Look for in a Duvet Cover
Duvet covers are made from a variety of materials. Cotton and linen are popular for their breathability, while warmer options like flannel and microfiber are better for colder climates. If you're going with the most popular material, cotton, pay attention to the type of weave. Percale will give you a cool, crisp feel, whereas brushed cotton or jersey will be a bit softer and warmer.
Sateen cotton offers a silky drape and subtle sheen if you're looking for a 5-star finish. You should also pay attention to thread count, but also keep in mind that it's not the only thing to consider. Quality duvet covers made from long-staple cotton may have a lower thread count than other options, but the quality of the cotton itself provides extra softness, breathability, and durability.
Wrestling your large, fluffy comforter into a duvet cover requires skill and determination—and keeping it inside requires ties, buttons, or a zipper. "I prefer a zipper or buttons that are well-concealed," says textile expert Saana Baker. "You don't want to see the duvet hanging out of the bottom of the cover."
While many duvet covers rely on button closures, a zipper closure will save you the time and tediousness of securing each individual button. So, keep that in mind if you'd like to keep your time spent making the bed to a minimum.
However, some people like the traditional styling of a buttoned duvet rather than a zippered cover. Some buttoned duvet covers have an extra flap of fabric to conceal the buttons themselves, while others are designed to leave them exposed as decorative accents. Fabric ties are a less common option for closing off the open end of a duvet cover, but they can help give your overall bedscape a relaxed, breezy look.
One of the main reasons to use a duvet cover is to avoid having to wash your comforter frequently—especially if it’s down and requires special laundering. "Go for a washable duvet cover unless you are comfortable with dry clean only," advises Baker.
Pay attention to the care instructions to see if your chosen duvet cover is machine washable and dryer safe. Also, keep in mind that certain fabrics, such as percale cotton, will get softer over time. So even if your new percale duvet cover seems a little stiff at first, it's worth giving it a wash or two to see if it softens up.
Additionally, most manufacturers of wrinkle-prone duvet covers made from percale cotton or linen recommend removing the cover from the dryer when it's still a bit damp and then letting it air dry while spread out on your bed. If that process adds too much time to your laundry day schedule, a handheld garment steamer can help soften wrinkles once your duvet cover is fully machine-dried and back in place.
Who needs a duvet cover?
Anyone who prefers to sleep under a down or down alternative duvet insert should plan to buy a duvet cover. Unlike comforters or blankets, duvet inserts generally aren't designed to be washed frequently, as doing so can damage down over time, cause the fill to get lumpy, or even melt synthetic fibers. It's especially important for anyone who prefers to sleep without a top sheet to get a duvet cover to protect their duvet insert. Consider it an investment that, over time, will pay off by extending the life of your duvet insert.
Why are duvet covers so expensive?
Simply put, it's mostly because they use lots of fabric. In order to cover both sides of a duvet insert and drape nicely over the sides of the bed, a duvet cover uses about as much fabric as a set of sheets. Add in pillow shams, and you're talking even more. Duvet covers are also typically made with high-quality fabrics for both durability and looks, and they require a more intensive production process, which naturally adds to the final cost.
How do you keep duvet covers in place?
Quality duvet covers should have internal corner ties that can be secured to the loops on your duvet insert. Some duvet covers may have four ties (one in each corner), while others may have up to eight (with extra ties at the middle of each side of the duvet cover as well). These should help prevent your duvet insert from bunching up inside its cover, but it's also recommended to regularly fluff your duvet when making the bed. Just raise it up and give it a few quick shakes to even things out. Duvet covers have buttons, a long zipper, or more fabric ties along one side as closures. Buttons or ties can feel a little tedious, but they tend to last longer than zippers do.
Why Trust The Spruce?
This article was written by Bianca Pineda, a commerce writer specializing in bedding, bath, and home decor at the Spruce. To compile this list, she consulted lab testing insights, assessed numerous customer reviews, and conducted outside research on the topic. Each option in this list performed the best during our in-lab tests. In addition, our team spoke to textile expert Saana Baker for further insight regarding buying and care advice for duvet covers.
What is Spruce Approved?
Here at The Spruce, we want to ensure we fully stand behind every product we recommend and that when we say something is the best, we mean it. You might have noticed The Spruce Approved badge next to the products on this list. Every product with this badge has been rigorously tested in person and carefully selected by our expert team of lab testers and editors. In most cases, we buy all these products ourselves, though occasionally, we get samples provided to us directly by companies. No matter how we procure products, they all go through the same tests and must meet the same strict criteria to make the best-of cut.