The One Duvet Cover I’ll Continue Buying for as Long as I Live

published Sep 27, 2022
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Picture it: New Jersey, 2013. Yours truly is embarking on her first bedroom update since the age of seven and looking to go all out. The impetus? College. I commuted to college and thus was not dorming, so my parents wanted to do something special and offered to help me transform my bedroom into the ultimate adult sleep and study space. While a new coat of paint (good riddance to those bubblegum-pink walls) and an updated desk were obvious musts, I also wanted to upgrade my bedding. Anticipating the stress that college would bring, I was determined to create the coziest bed imaginable, so I scoured the internet for the dreamiest bedding around. That’s when I came across the Urban Outfitters T-Shirt Jersey Duvet Cover — and almost 10 years later, it’s still the only duvet cover I’ll ever use.

Claiming to be “as soft as your favorite lived-in t-shirt,” this duvet cover immediately caught my eye. It features a heathered design, is made from 100 percent knit-jersey material that’s super soft to the touch, and comes in a host of muted colors. As functional as it is stylish, the cover also features a handy design with a hidden button closure and internal corner ties that help keep the duvet insert in place. Best of all, unlike some high-maintenance duvet covers, this pick is machine washable. Score!

The idea of sleeping wrapped up in a duvet that was possibly as soft as my favorite t-shirt was too good to pass up, so I decided to make this pick the star of my “new” bedroom. The verdict? This duvet cover is beyond cozy and is quite literally the softest piece of bedding I have ever tested. Best of all, it stays just as a soft wash after wash, hence why I’ve had it for almost a decade… and I keep buying more. Each year, UO releases new colors, so I have everything from a beautiful turquoise to a moody burnt orange to the original crisp white that stole my heart the first time. They all get tons of compliments, which is one reason why the duvet cover makes such a stellar gift — just ask the three people I’ve already given it to.

Available in three sizes and four neutral colors, this duvet cover starts at $99 for a Twin, $119 for a Full/Queen, and $149 for a King. You can also pick up the matching pillow shams to complete the look. If you’re ready to up the cozy factor of your sleep setup this fall, give this duvet cover a try — you may never use another one again.

Buy: T-Shirt Jersey Duvet Cover, Full/Queen, $119