c. 1955 | This pretty suit is by one of the great American sportswear designers, Tina Leser. Leser did swimsuits for GaBar for years. In contrast to the "Bombshell" look so often associated with the 1950s, Leser's suits were flattering to many different figure types. She was known for her use of embroidery and exotic fabrics.
1940s playsuits were very popular. often times they were jumpers that could have a shirt tide over it. Sometimes they were military styled. Went with the idea that women need to be mobile and able to work.