White women look aweful in sari/shalwar kameez?

I agree.
But Indian sarees are not only for skin color.
Saree look beautiful in all skin colors, and important thing is we don't have white skin, so whoever wear it, she look beautiful. You can so many fashion shows of designer sarees with dark color models.
Absolutely, A saree is one of the most favorite and loved women’s attire and it can be good with any skin combination. Have a look at the numerous designs and categories of latest designer Sarees trending now.