I have never had slip covers before, so I was concerned about putting them on. That really wasn't a problem. It took about 10 minutes per chair. The problem is that these don't look like the picture. I was expecting a solid color with a monochromatic diamond pattern, but what I got was not a solid color. I bought the taupe and it has dark brown lines throughout the pattern. It looks "ok", but not as good as I was expecting. The fabric is kind of a velour texture. It appears in the pics to be smooth.