If you associate plastic dinnerware with bold neon sets for dorm rooms and cartoony kid-friendly plates, you’ll be surprised to know that melamine plates come in plenty of actually stylish options. Below, find eight types of dishwasher-safe melamine plates to have on hand for all your summer dining needs. 10.5-Inch Melamine and Bamboo Dinner Plate $3 at TargetShibori Salad PlatesThese plates feature a shibori design that makes them feel more like a handmade set than mass-produced plastic plates. Wood Grain Dinner PlatesThese melamine plates have all the strength and none of the water damage potential of actual wood, so bring them to the beach or lake house dock. Puebla Melamine Dinner Plates, Set of 4 $48 at Pottery BarnDivided PlatesAn upgrade to the standard compartmentalized trays, these chic white plates from Crate & Barrel would be great to tote along in your picnic basket or for those picky eaters who don’t like their foods to touch.
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