They feel like satin sheets and the fact that they're a poly/cotton blend makes them less likely to wrinkle or fade. Had been buying all cotton sheets for the past few years (that's all I could find) and have been extremely disappointed. Had problems with color fading, even in cold water, shrinkage, and horrible wrinkling. Not a problem with these at all. In fact, these are oversized so if they did shrink, they'd still fit! Also happy to have 2 sets of pillowcases making this set a great buy for the money. I bought them in both stripes and solids in Queen and California King and will be back for more.