These pillow cases are great! They are a bit stiff, but that is exactly what I was looking for. I use them only for decoration so I wanted a nice pillowcase that would stand up well. I used the advice from other reviews I read and bought the 28 x 28 Euro shams for the 26 x 26 pillow cases, so the pillows filled out the pillow cases nicely. For the price I would absolutely recommend these.