Smooth, didn't shrink and few wrinkles out of the dryer caught my attention, but when I actually put these sheets on my bed I was wowed! They actually fit my high mattress as advertised. The top sheet was long enough to tuck under with room for folding top down. Pillowcases are a little different; sham like on one side and pillowcase on other side. Slept on them last night and there was no slipping off a corner. I see 2 more sets in my near future (before the company decides to change and "improve" them)and a purging of linen closet. I love these sheets!