Not censorship. It was decided by the developors beforehand. Stop spreading blatant lies.
For this argument, developers making a mutual decision to edit a game in development vs a developer being forced to change something by people outside of the development team (Nintendo executive/PR, etc). It's not something we'd ever know, because no one would admit to discord over these types of changes. Certainly not in Japan.
Honestly, I don't think this was a case of censoring outfits out of fear of backlash. You'd hope that due to the market for the game and localization decision that have already been made, they'd be smart enough to leave it untouched. That didn't stop them with Fatal Frame though, so who knows.