Style Glossary: Paillette By Fashion Jan 18 2008 0 Like us on Facebook Paillette Of French origin. Shiny, flat round disk, larger than a sequin, sewn to a garment for decorative trim. Used on dresses, tops, sweaters, jackets, and bags. Adorn yourself with this Plenty Frock! by Tracy Reese Eliza Brocade Dress ($220).