I dont use a top sheet, just fitted and pillow cases. These are by far the BEST sheets Ive ever had. My quest for deep enough pockets has ended with this fitted sheet. No more mattress in your face when waking up because the pockets arent deep enough. I recommend these sheets to anyone looking for a very well made sheet. They get softer with each wash & I may buy another set to have backup. I cant speak enough positive about these sheets, they are awesome!!