The sexy side-braid was 2011's go-with-anything hairstyle. From Jennifer Hudson to LaLa Vasquez, here's our fave pretty plaits of the year.

Tia Williams
Dec, 15, 2011

Ever since Alexander Wang sent models down the catwalk sporting long, ropy side-braids, red carpets have been teeming with celebs sporting the style.

Incredibly easy to do, the side-braid is the newest go-with-anything hairstyle. From Jennifer Hudson to LaLa Vasquez Anthony, here's a roundup of our favorite pretty plaits of the year.