Wedding Dress Guru Beverly Hills Shop RAIDED!

11/25/2011 7:00 AM PST

Wedding Dress Guru Renee Strauss Has Bev Hills Shop Raided

A fancy schmancy Beverly Hills wedding dress shop -- owned by a reality show star -- doesn't have a lot for sale these days, because the Sheriff's deputies seized all the dresses!

Renee Strauss -- featured on TLC's "Brides of Beverly Hills" -- lost a lawsuit filed by some very unhappy, ex-employees.  Seems Renee blew off the judgment ... in excess of $500,000, which includes the winning side's attorney's fees.

Under California law, if a merchant doesn't pay a judgment, the Sheriff can do some western-style justice, in the form of seizing merchandise.  And that's exactly what the Sheriff did.

As for what was seized ... wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, headpieces and veils, tiaras, shoes, gloves, jewelry, garters and hankies. 

Those Sheriff's are gonna look mighty perty ... we kid -- the schmatas can eventually be sold to satisfy the judgment.

Calls to Renee were not returned.