It was not until the middle of the Victorian era that it became possible to shop for pre-made in department stores. Before that point, clothing had been hand-sewn or, as the century progresses, made in pieces and then fit to the wearer. While the access to beautiful dresses is possible, finding the right yellow dress for you can take some work. So, many things need to be taken into account, such as skin tone, body shape, and the length hemline.
Buying the proper shade of yellow depends very much on your skin tone. If you have Summer skin tones, then a pale yellow would look best on you. If you have Autumn skin tones, then gold dress or harvest yellow would look best. If you have Spring skin tones, golden yellow would work best. If you have Winter skin tones, then pastel yellow would work well.
When you have an apple-shaped figure, which has a full bust and narrower hips, then the style of dress that would like well on you would be sleeveless dresses, like yellow summer dresses, or off-one-shoulder dresses. Moreover, for a higher waist, an Empire gown or a dress with the waistline low on the hips like a flapper dress would be also good. When you have pear-shaped figure, with shoulders narrower than your waist and a smaller bust, then dresses with full or A-line skirts will work well. Other styles of dresses include ones with fitted bodices, a neckline that's circular or strapless, patterned fabric or two-toned dresses with the bodice lighter than the skirt. If you have an hourglass figure, then you will find fitting dresses more easy. However, try to stay with plainer, less embellished ones as they can make you look disproportionate. Necklines that are strapless or even off the shoulder look well also. When you have a boyish figure with a less defined waist, small bust, and narrower hips, then dresses that add curves will work well for you. Emoire waist dresses look well, ruffles at the neckline, embellishment at the bodice or a belt at your waist will flatter your figure.
The hemline depends on your body type as well. If you have short legs and a longer torso, then longer hemlines would be best, though not with skirts that are tapered or tight. If you have a well proportioned body, then the hemlines of the yellow dress can be long or short and the skirt of the dress can be flared or straight. If you have long legs and a shorter torso, then dresses with straight skirts or flared, and medium to longer lengths will be appropriate.