I'm no talking about the stylized versions. Warriors did not tend to wear full dress under their armor, it would have been too stifling.
A kirtle isn't full dress. I was using the word to describe their kilt-like garment since that is the word I'd seen used for such things in older texts.
Dictionary descriptions of the word describe "kirtle" as a short, shapeless under-dress for women (no waste sewn in), or as an obsolete term for a tunic for men... And that pretty much fits too- they'd have a short garment on that would probably hang down underneath the cuirass, over the loins. You don't want to wear a cuirass without anything underneath, no matter how hot you are :)
Even full linen or leather armour would feature a fabric loin covering of some description.
...I think Wonder Woman would look crap in Greek armour. Really, really crap.
I mean, you don't
picture her as a Greek style warrior. The Greek Amazon back story is total rubbish, just picked out of thin air to give her some sort of legitimacy, but it doesn't fit. I DO NOT
picture the goddess Diana or Athena dressed in Wonder Woman type gear or fighting people with lassos or silly stuff like that, and Amazons are... Well there's that whole cutting off the breast thing that was pretty central for them wasn't there?
Nope, it doesn't fit. She's WAY
better off being super American the way she was supposed to be originally. Eagles and stars all the way! :)
But with the current costume: Bare thighs are Wonder Woman's "thing
". She needs to retain those. It's not that it's sexy, or sexist, it's just her LOOK
: Black hair, gold tiara thing, red and gold chest thing, bare arms, metal wrist things, gold belt thing, blue undies/skirt/shorts or whatever (with or without stars), bare legs and red boots.
That's the look