Cara Delevingne's MTV Braid Was Glam Punk

When it comes to model and actor extraordinaire Cara Delevingne rocking red carpets, she never disappoints. Always on point with the most interesting of beauty and fashion looks, Cara Delevingne's hair at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards was Gatsby Chic meets grunge. Exuding both glamour and edge, Delevingne's hairstyle sported one surprising detail that at first could have been easy to miss: A snaking braid running down her side part.

It was just the thing to bring together her contrasted look that teetered between classic and edgy. According to Hollywood Life, "The supermodel turned actress donned a black Balmain jumpsuit with sheer detailing, pairing it with a gothic beauty look."

Wearing a jumpsuit that featured slight tuxedo vibes (if the tuxedo was cut out into a bustier), the suit had a rock and roll touch with its sheer overlays and velvet material. As for her makeup, it stayed relatively unfussy, but she was rocking the perfect mauve, '90s grunge lipstick for a touch of goth in her slicked-up look. And that's why that snaking braid was so perfect: It kept balancing out those contrasts.

Not only did her hair fall into chic blown-out waves that went perfectly with her glitzed-out look, but the small braid added a punk twist to that girly vibe. Popsugar reported, "Subtle, chic, and edgy — and it draws extra attention to those cool ear tattoos."

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As you can see, she was equal parts edge and equal parts old Hollywood glamour. And while her deep side part was just the right touch to add some more sultriness to those sheer cut-outs of her jumpsuit, I don't think I'll ever look at a part again and not want to braid it.

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What an unexpected touch and fun texture for a simple look. As per usual, Delevingne gave us massive amounts of inspo without really trying.