I have a skin condition that requires sheets to be broken in. These sheets felt soft out of the packaging but not as soft as I require so don't judge your softness requirements by what I say, I think these will break in faster than most for me because it is well combed cotton. I have felt so many sets of high-end sheets that feel like sandpaper for months. I slept on the bottom sheet the first night so that is a miracle right there,They are well made, nice deep pockets, and the Turtle Dove color is a nice ivory/buff. They are also not too thick--not a heavy sheet at all so good all year round.