The sheets have a nice sheen and fit the mattress well. But I was very disappointed with the texture of these sheets since they are sold as 800 thread count. I've never owned 800 thread count sheets before, but from what I've read, they should have been very soft to sleep on. I washed them before using and when my husband and I went to bed that night, they felt very rough and scratchy against the skin. I washed them a second time using fabric softener and they do feel somewhat better. I think they will wear the more they are being used, but with this high of a thread count, you shouldn't have to "wear" them in.