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Utilization of wearable textile materials as antenna substrate has been rapid due to the recent miniaturization of wireless devices. A wearable antenna is meant to be a part of the clothing used for communication purposes, which includes tracking and navigation, mobile computing and public safety. This article portrays research on wearable and body mounted antennas designed and developed for various applications at different frequency bands over the last decade. A section is also devoted to describe the developmental scenario of implantable antennas for medical applications.