Profile of the Black Velvet Evening Dress, the full length skirt is bias cut. 1930-32 Black Velvet Evening Dress 1930-32 The evening dress of black velvet has a ruched sweetheart neckline and an intricately cut bodice. The dress has a high front with elbow length sleeves. It is fastened with four buttons. The simple but striking decoration found on the cuffs and waistband, is gold lame, with plastic gemstones. The full length dress has a low v-neck and a gathered panel at the back.