What is the difference between a duvet and a comforter?

@DJ9020 (1596)
United States
October 16, 2007 10:24pm CST
I thought a duvet was just a cover that went over a comforter. But as I'm shopping, I'm seeing a lot of duvets that are filled, so, to me, that's a comforter! I'm so confused!!!
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
17 Oct 07
Sweetie there is no difference at all they are the same thing but some People call them Duvets and some Comforter Here they are Duvets and always have been and then you get the Duvet Cover which is what goes over the Duvet
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@DJ9020 (1596)
• United States
18 Oct 07
THANK YOU! So, I'm not crazy. Is it just a regional thing, I wonder? I think what I'm looking for is a duvet cover. Her comforter was new, but she had a nasty nosebleed and I used oxyclean to get it out, but it bleached out the comforter. I just wanted a cover to go over it.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
18 Oct 07
Yes Sweetie that is what you are after is a Duvet Cover Hugs
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
31 Oct 07
The duvet is the European name for a comforter. A duvet is usually filled with goose feathers or duck feathers and down. A comforter can have either natural or synthetic material while a duvet is usually filled with natural, the best being with eider down, and is better at keeping you warm since the air flows through the feathers whereas a synthetic comforter is not as good as it blocks the air flow. Duvets, the best ones are very expensive, but worth it.
@DJ9020 (1596)
• United States
10 Dec 07
Thanks so much for the full explanation. That really helps!
@fineartist (1217)
• United States
17 Oct 07
I think that a duvet and a comforter are the same things. I also think that a quilt is a duvet and a comforter,too. But, honestly I am not exactly certain of the meanings of these words. ;)
@DJ9020 (1596)
• United States
18 Oct 07
Quilts - Duvets - Comfortors - I think I'll just get my daughter a sleeping bag and a cot!!!