Here's a relic from a 1996 issue of Seventeen magazine, reporting that Cat in the Hat style hats were all the rage with teens. It was the unfortunate truth.
The goofy hat trend began showing up in raver culture in the early '90s.
And the striped Dr. Seuss look became a staple of the New York Club Kid scene. Even the New York Times picked up on the trend in 1992.
In the following years, you began to see hats with Mad Hatter influence come into the mainstream thanks to TV characters like Blossom and Tia &Tamera.
Sorry, ladies. I'm sure this is now highly embarrassing for you.