This set is just as beautiful for real as it is in the photos. I have to admit that I thought 300 thread count sheets would feel a little better, but the sheets feel just like all inexpensive, slightly rough sheets. But that's nitpicking. What seriously disappointed me is probably my own fault. The description says accurately that the set is 100% cotton, but I assumed there would still be some permanent press feature. Nope. I washed everything but the comforter in cold water and delicate drying cycle prior to making the bed, and I couldn't believe how everything looked afterward. The sheets, pillowcases, bed skirt, sham, all were so horribly wrinkled that I was embarrassed to put them in my guest room. I'll be darned if I'm going to iron all this every time I change the bed, and I can't afford to have everything dry cleaned either. So a big disappointment personally for me. Next time I'll know to steer clear of bed linens that are 100% cotton.