I bought these sheets because everyone raved about how soft they were. They seemed rather soft when they arrived, but after one washing I noticed that they didn't feel as nice. I can't use the pillowcase because it is too scratchy for me, but the sheets don't bother me. On the plus side, the sheets are really deep. I have two memory foam toppers on my bed that equate to being a second mattress and these sheets cover both toppers and the mattress with no problem.