After washing they soften up so they no longer have that super stiff feeling. They do fade after a few washes. Unfortunatelyy everything clings to this material. They get so fluffy in the wash and whilst wearing. It's weird. The matching pants are too long for me even when I pull them right up high, I'm 165cm. They are ok and I'll wear them but the design isn't very nice. They are unflattering. Also they have no stretch at all. Be careful with sizing too.