I have NEVER owned a worse pair of sheets in my life. These sheets are very thick and VERY stiff! They feel like thick, waxy canvas, and they're NOT the slightest bit soft. I thought because of the high thread count they might need to be washed multiple times before the true softness could come through... I washed the set at least 30 times and they were just as terrible as when I first bought them (kind of bizarre). I literally threw them away. I don't understand how these sheets have received any positive reviews, other than maybe the set I received was some how not the norm. I don't usually leave negative reviews, but these sheets were truly terrible.