These are the WORST towels you could EVER buy!! How deceiving they are!! When they were washed, they were VERY soft and plush. HOWEVER, they do NOT absorb water, at all!!! All the towels do is to push the water around on your skin. I have never had towels that are this bad!! At the time, I paid $61.99 and thought they would be great. WRONG!! Don't buy these towels or you will be VERY disappointed!! I washed them twice thinking they would be better the second time. NO! AWFUL!!!