Right out of the bag the sheets felt pretty good, a bit stiff, but they very kind of shiny and soft. After I washed them they felt pretty much like denim, super stiff, made lots of noise when ruffled and were anything but soft or silky. Nowhere near what those other reviews say. Frankly I'm at a loss: I wanted super soft silky sheets that wrap your body and feel amazing. So I got a high thread count, all Egyptian cotton with Sateen - and they're horrendous. Very disappointed. Don't buy!