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A narrow flat braid in a herringbone pattern, used for trimming, embroidery, and crafts.

[French, from Hungarian sujtás.]
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(Textiles) a narrow braid used as a decorative trimming
[C19: from French, from Hungarian sujtas]
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(suˈtæʃ; Fr. suˈtaʃ)

a narrow braid, commonly of mohair, silk, or rayon, used for trimming.
[1855–60; < French: braid of a hussar's shako < Hungarian sujtás]
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- The band trimming on robes and pajamas.
See also related terms for trim.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soutache - a narrow braid used as a decorative trimming
braiding, gold braid, braid - trimming used to decorate clothes or curtains
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The surviving fragments of Monet's Le Dejeuner sur l'herbe (1865-66) from the Musee d'Orsay dominated the room, with two historic costumes--day dresses with linear soutache embroidery closely resembling those depicted in the painting--displayed nearby (see Fig.
Though this season, Posen was as thoughtful as ever with his artful eye to detail, like with soutache embroidery and draped chiffon.
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Worn by high-profile celebs like Cynthia Nixon, these craft pieces share a technique called Soutache, the same form of braiding used in upholstery and trim.
This black, wet-look satin evening gown by Callot Soeurs, with black soutache lace overlay, dating from the early 1930s is one of the star items in the auction at Sotheby's Olympia salerooms in Hammersmith Road, London.
Oversized, exaggerated soutache braid-style trim emerged on the runways from designers, such as Stella McCartney and Miguel Palacio (1).