These are so luxurious and the tie adds so much more beauty to them. The velvet is so soft that I end up petting them without even realizing it! They really have a great shape and drape, but they are really long. I have yet to wash these, but I doubt they'll shrink up anyway. As a 5'5" woman, I'm on the short side, but there was still an extra 6-7" of length on them. Since I don't intend to walk outside wearing them, I've not worried about the length just yet. Hemming them are definitely on the to-do list, but I think it's worth it for how they make me feel. I had purchased them in black.