Thanks, Joseph! I considered that early on, but opted not to because I would've had to remove the trunks completely (not a fan of undies over pants) and redesigned her from the waist down and knees up. I didn't wanna deviate that far from her current established look and decided to just add to it.
I do like a few elements of the New52 costume, such as the cape, the seams and the new hairdo, but the ones you don't like are also the ones I don't like, especially the red pad. So I really like the trunks! Only tweak I don't like is the attachment of the cape to the shield, I've never been fond of that. But this is a cool re-design I also love the commanding pose you've put her in!
Thanks so much, friend! In hindsight, I should've went without those cape attachments. I liked them from Jim Lee's preliminary design because I hadn't seen them used by other artists, but now I see why and think they're unnecessary. I would exclude them if I drew her again. Good call. We are in full agreement.