I discovered these undies almost two years ago and completely revamped my underwear drawer. I only wear this style now. The Shopbop photos depict them being MUCH lower than they actually fit. They are incredibly comfortable, don't move around, breathable and invisible under clothes. I wash them like I wash the rest of my clothes: delicate cycle, low-med heat dry. I noticed after buying a few more that the black ones have faded a bit. Other than that they are all still like new, no pilling or warping. Don't be put off by the photos or hand wash note!