Credit: Christopher Polk/Staff Photo: Snooki Stuns at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards

Snooki is better known for her fashion faux pas than for being a style icon, but we were fans of her form-fitting puffy dress at the 2011 Video Music Awards. While every star has a stylist on hand to help them with red carpet decisions, both good and bad, it turns out Snooki's stylist actually borrowed the sexy little Ema Savahl dress for Snooks from Lending Luxury, a designer dress rental site. Even though the orange and black number retails for $1325, Team Snooki exhibited some serious restraint by instead renting the dress for only $175 — a cost-effective style for Nicole that showed off her newly slimmed-down figure. Better still, the dress has now dropped in price to only $150!

No word yet on who lent co-star Deena those crazy green contacts, but we’re pretty sure she stole the colorful sequined mini from Rainbow Brite!