My reaction when I put them on was shock. These are so long. I look like a hussy. I lived in a rather cloistered world then. (and still do, but wear longer earrings sometimes.) My two inch hoops were the largest thing I ever wore. That is not entirely true--I had dangling shells and others that I wore occasionally, but the red (my favorite color) was a bit much. Imagine that!
The next pair were a little less flashy and I wore them more often. It took a few years to get out of the straight line of beads on a headpin style earring. They are well balanced anyway.
And listing to the right a bit.