From bright patterns, to geometric designs, there's a style out there for every taste.
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Whether you love the texture of cozy sweaters of the sparkle of a sequined gown, there's dishware to suit your style. These fabric-inspired patterns let you set a fashion-forward table. Check out some of our favorite styles here!
Like your favorite cardigan, these versatile plates make everything you pair with them look even better. The ribbed details, wide weaves, and herringbone checks on the patterns here add polish to Ssturday night dinner parties and warmth to lazy Sunday-morning breakfasts.
The Details: Bottom left: Calvin Klein Home "Georgica" salad plate, in Dover, $40, CalvinKlein.com; Bottom Center: Rörstrand "Swedish Grace" dinner plate in snow, $22, BedBathandBeyond.com; Bottom right: Gourmet Basics by Mikasa "Aurora Grey" plates, $80 for four 4-piece settings, Macys.com; Middle left: Sarah Cihat "Mixte" salad plate in Bright Pink, $62 and dinner plate in white, $74, SarahChiat.com; Center: Bernardaud "Organza" salad plate, $27 and dinner plate, $32 in White, Bernardaud.com; Top Left: Juliska "Le Panier" dessert/salad plate in Whitewash, $38, Juliska.com; Top center: Michael Aram "Palm" dinner plate, $38, MichaelAram.com; Top right: Jars France for Mottahedeh "Tourron" dessert/salad plate in Ecorse, $42, Bloomingdales.com; Top left corner: Vietri "Lastra" salad plate in Cappuccino, $38, Vietri.com.
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If you're anything like us, the first hint of nice weather after a long winter has you snapping up every flirty, floral-printed dress out there. Keep that spring-has-sprung energy front and center year-round with plates that breathe fresh life into your dinner display.
The Details: Top left: Elinno "Rose Garden" salad plate, $38, TableArtOnline.com; Bottom left: Oscar de la Renta for Vista Alegre "Coralina" bread and butter plate, $30, and dinner plate, $38, NiemanMarcus.com; Top right: Ted Baker for Portmeirion "Rosie Lee" plates, $100 for a 5-piece setting, Portmeirion.com; Middle right: Christian Lacroix for Vista Alegre "Caribe" dessert plate, $69, and dinner plate, $79, GraciousHome.com; Bottom right: Kate Spade New York "Birch Way" dinner plate, $38, and accent plate, $45, Macys.com.
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The power of a pin-striped suit, the luxe texture of an alligator belt, the handsome stripes of shirting fabric. Translate these dashing elements to china, and you've got a table fit for a king—or a tomboy who has grown up to become the chicest queen on the block.
The Details: Top left: Domenico Vacca Home for Prouna "Alligator" dinner plate in Safari, $98, Kiyasa.com; Center: Ralph Lauren Home, "Ascot" dinner plate, $55, salad plate, $50, bread and butter plate, $50, all in navy and gold, RalphLauren.com; Center left: Vera Wang for Wedgwood "Grosgrain" salad plate in indigo, $28, Wedgwood.com; Bottom right: Monique Lhuillier for Waterford "Stardust Night" salad plate, $28, and dinner plate, $39, Waterford.com; Center right: Terrafirma Ceramics, Inc "Honeycomb" charger in sand, $95, TerrafirmaCeramics.com; Top right: Lenox "Onyx Platinum" dinner plate, $55, and accent plate $58, Lenox.com.
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Shades of Indigo
Indigo's distinctive hue has inspired everything from kimonos to a Duke Ellington song, but it's best known for coloring denim. Just like jeans, these plates run the gamut stylewise. Downtown cool or uptown elegant, they look great with anything.
The Details: Bottom center: Noritake "Navy-on-Navy Swirl" salad plate, $9, and dinner plate, $13, NoritakeChina.com; Middle left: Mottahedeh "Blue Shou" dinner plate in Cobalt Blue, $50, Gumps.com; Bottom left: Royal Doulton "Pacific Splash" salad plate, $14.50, and dinner plate, $20, RoyalDoulton.com; Bottom right: Sieger by Fürstenberg "Seven" plates in Floral Blue, $188/small, $238/medium, $318 large, Boulesse.com; Center: J.L. Coquet "Hemisphere" dinner plate in Marine Blue, $128, and charger, $195, MichaelCFina.com; Top left: Royal Copenhagen "Blue Elements" salad plate, $90, and dinner plate, $110, RoyalCopenhagen.com; Top center: Williams-Sonoma "French Blue" salad plate in Blossom, $52 for set of 4, Williams-Sonoma.com; Top left: Martha Stewart Collection "Stockholm" dinner plate, $18, Macys.com.
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Each dish in this arresting array is wildly different but they're all cut from the same cloth: namely worldly patterns with international appeal, such as Greek key, ikat, and Moroccan prints. People may think you pick up your collection on a globe-trotting honeymoon, and you should let them!
The Details: Top left: Richard Ginori "Giardino dei Semplici" salad plate in Rosa, $60, and dinner plate, $75, RichardGinori1735.com; Bottom left: Kim Seybert "Ikat" dessert plate, $69, KimSeybert.com and "Opal Gold" dinner plate, $98, KimSeybert.com; Center: Hermes "Voyage en Ikat" cereal bowl, $250, dinner plate, $320, and large salad bowl, $1,500, Hermes.com; Top right: L'Objet "Fortuny Murillo" canape plates, $195 for 4, "Fortuny" dinner plates with 24k gold in Red, $395 for 4, L-Objet.com; Bottom right: Deshoulieres "Dhara Red" dessert plate, $100, and dinner plate, $110, Williams-Sonoma.com.
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Dress them up, or dress them down, these previous metallic options are as charming—and ckassic as a gold necklace. Invite them to your next holiday party or use them daily so that every meal feels like a celebration.
The Details: Top left: Cru by Darbie Angell "Humor" dinner plate, $25, CruDinnerware.com; Middle left: Marchesa by Lenox "Empire Pearl" accent plate in white, $50, and dinner plate $52, Macys.com; Bottom: Haviland "Infini" platinum plate, $487 for 3-piece setting, and gold plate, $564 for a 3-piece setting, 212-355-2060; Center: Nikko "Spangles" plate, $240 for a 5-piece setting, NikkoCeramics.com; Top right: Waterford "Lismore Lace Gold" salad plate, $31, and dinner plate, $41, Waterford.com; Middle right: Wedgwood "Arris" salad plate, $35, and dinner plate, $45, Wedgwood.com.