I like the new concept. The cloth in the center makes me think of Japanese obis and samurai and such, which is a novel idea to bring into the concept. You could still push her silhouette more, imho. Like, she's got a giant pauldron that hardly breaks out of her silhouette at all. But then, that's just me. (And if you've seen my entry, you know I go in for the giant paudrons! )
Good luck whichever you choose!