I have washed several times and it still is the SOFTEST robe I have ever owned. I am 5'5", 150 lbs, I ordered the XL thinking it would shrink. It did not shrink, so it is a tiny bit too large but I still love it. Getting out of shower and putting on this robe is all you have to do, it comes down to my ankles, so it dries you all over. GREAT PURCHASE and GREAT PRICE. Most robes of this quality are much more expensive. It is heavy but exactly what I wanted.