The 12 best irregular plates - rustic yet elegant charm for your dining table

The 12 best irregular plates create an easy charm and relaxed sense of style, handpicked by the Livingetc team for their handmade elegance

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There's a strong appeal for irregular plates for many people. Unlike perfectly circular plates, irregular plates have a handmade, artisanal feel, as if they've been lovingly crafted on a potter's wheel–whether that's actually the case or not. 

A selection of the plates in our edit have been hand-painted or hand-glazed but others have the hand-crafted look without the high price tag.

Some irregular plate styles are offered in the best dinnerware sets, others are available individually or as sets of four, six or more. So peruse our edit from the best home decor stores and see which you like best.

Best irregular plates with a border

Best simple irregular plates

Best glossy irregular plates

Best colorful irregular plates

What is the most durable type of dinnerware?

Bone china, fine china, ceramics and porcelain are the most durable types of dinnerware. The latter are more popular for everyday use as they tend to be less expensive than bone or fine china.

'The most durable type of dinnerware is typically made of ceramic or porcelain,' says Erica Christofferson, design manager H&M Home. 'These materials are known for their strength and resistance to chipping and cracking. This makes them perfect for everyday use and long-lasting enjoyment.'

'For daily use, ceramics effortlessly blend style and durability, offering plates that you'll always want to showcase. With their beautiful designs and robust construction, stoneware sets the stage for a daily dining experience that's both cool and practical.' 


Jacky Parker is a London-based freelance journalist and content creator, specialising in interiors, travel and food. From buying guides and real home case studies to shopping and news pages, she produces a wide range of features for national magazines and SEO content for websites

A long-time contributor to Livingetc, as a member of the team, she regularly reports on the latest trends, speaking to experts and discovering the latest tips. Jacky has also written  for other publications such as Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home, Red, Grand Designs, Sunday Times Style and AD, Country Homes and Interiors and ELLE Decoration.