About a year ago we invested in a new mattress. It weighs so much that in order to turn it every six months, we need to call in a brigade of friends and feed them pizza for strength. But trust us—it's heaven! The only issue we've had so far is finding fitted sheets deep enough to tuck over its super-bulky corners. In the interest of helping out those in similar predicaments, we've rounded up the results of our research…
Garnet Hill's hemstitched percale sheets fit mattresses up to 15" tall. While this is considered officially "extra-deep," it's nowhere near deep enough for our big boy. The sheets are good quality, though, and compared to some, they're pretty affordable. Prices range from $20 for a pillowcase to $65 for a king-size fitted sheet.
Pottery Barn sheets fit mattresses up to 18" deep, which will work for most pillow-tops. We've heard good things about their quality as well, but have never experienced them in person. They've got several organic cotton sets available too. Set prices range from $129 to $239, depending on size and thread count.
Most of Lands' End's sheets are designed to fit up to 22"-deep mattresses. We like solid-color sheets, but they come in a wide selection of preppy patterns too, if that's your thing. Set prices range from $109.50 to $199.50 (for the highest-end bamboo/cotton king-size set).
The Company Store's Charisma line fits mattresses up to 22" deep. Their Supima cotton line is also available in supersize (for 20"-deep mattresses). Prices for single items (not sold in sets) range from $40 to $180.
For something luxurious, Macy's carries these Ralph Lauren "Estate Sateen" sheets, which fit 21"-deep mattresses. The rich colors are nice, but they're pricey: each piece will run around $100.
Finally, if your mattress is a gigantic cousin of our own, and you're willing to spend $135 to $175 per sheet, Macy's Hotel Collection extra-deep 600 thread count sheets fit mattresses up to 25 whole inches deep! Wow. Once the recession's over, we'll never break a sweat trying to stretch that last corner around our mattress again.