This piece has me stumped. It is a silk velvet fabric identical to a silk velvet 1930's opera coat I own but I'm a little unsure about this piece being 1930's itself. It has a loose fit with no closure and a shirring elasticated gathered waistband as pictured. Also, it has serged / overlocked seams, which I know already existed in the 30's but I'm not sure to what extent. Armhole facings are handsewn down (pictured). The shoulders have two pleats each (pictured) and there is a separate silk velvet decorative appliquéd piece around the neckline and down the centre front that is edged in gold metal thread. The label is in a playbill font - HILITE Regd. Size 38. Any ideas on locking down an era would be greatly appreciated.