I have these towels in blue and white. They are very soft before and after washing. They are thick enough to be plush, but not so thick to be heavy. Dry us off very well and dry themselves quickly. Made well and the embroidery holds up washing a lot.
I love the feel and look of these towels. They are definitely made of quality cotton and are very soft. However, after the first wash, I already noted some of the loops fraying and a few loose strings. I washed the towels as instructed. The color is a tad lighted than is pictured. Nonetheless, I'm still mostly satisfied.