For my american friends that wanted to wear a saree for my wedding, we used Indusdiva.com. Indusdiva had NO reviews that I could find, so I took a leap of faith and ordered 2 cheap sarees for my bridesmaids to wear, reasoning that if it was a sham website or they were horrible, that I wouldn’t have wasted too much money.
HOWEVER, they were pretty great, especially for the price. Since you’re getting a Salwar, you don’t have to worry quite as much about sizing, but they do offer customized sizing where they tell you how to measure yourself, and you submit your measurements.
For anyone reading this that is looking for a Lahenga or a Saree, they even have customized blouse types, emaning you can get different necklines and back styles. For saree, you can also get a pre-stitched saree (a cheater saree) which is AWESOME. The pleats are already sewn in and you just have to wrap it around and clip it. Plus, they have a range of prices and styles, from the very cheap to the very expensive.
In the end, after I ordered the first 2 sarees and they turned out well, I had 3 more friends order from them. Since it’s coming from India and customized sizing, it does take 3 weeks to 1 months. My 2 complaints are that 1) the saree blouses came with wierd bra cups sewn in, which I personally didn’t like and had taken out. I would specify no bra cups if I were to order again. 2) the petticoats that came were wierdly small. Like…teensy tiny, and I called and complained and they sent 2 more for free. So, order petticoats in a size larger. And it wasn’t just the petticoats in the initial order…it was the petticoats in ALL the orders my friends bought. So, everyone should order a larger size petticoat.
The good things were the cheap prices (much cheaper than buying at a store in the U.S.), the variety, how quickly it was made and shipped, and the customer service. They called me–from india–about 3 times to ask questions about style/sizing/etc.
Overall, I would definitely recommend. It’s a great way to get matching sarees for bridesmaids, too.
These are the first two bridesmaid sarees I ordered: (the girls on either side of me).
These are some of the other sarees friends ordered. indusdiva has the more modern styles, too…but wew ere specificially looking for the more South indian style sarees.