I got these shams to sit behind my fancier ones. They serve the purpose perfectly and you cannot beat the price. But, if you are are looking for fancy show shams, you will not like these. They are clearly meant to be a "behind the show shams" shams. They are lightweight but adequate. So don't buy them as a "first" sham and then complain that they are lightweight and flimsy. They work great for what they should be used for.