1. Very simple pattern or plain white
2. Dishwasher safe
3. Microwave safe
4. Relatively inexpensive (<500 for 8 place settings)
I would just buy some Corelle ware if it all didn't look so cheap.
Mikasa Antique White Dinnerware set. Mine is 4 years old and in perfect condition. The coffee cups are small, more like tea cups so I added the cappuccino cups to it. And over time a lot of the serving pieces. Simple and somewhat elegant, couldn't be happier. If my 2 sons can't destroy them no one can.