• It’s a good idea to wear something a little on the sexy side
True. A talk-about-it-the-next-day outfit is nothing to shy away from. But there’s a fine line between sexy and sleazy. A body-skimming cocktail dress, or a mini-dress with opaque tights is perfect. A skintight number with a plunging neckline and stilettos might have his colleagues mistaking you for a paid companion.
• You should let him do all the talking
False. As a guest, you have a responsibility to participate! Especially at an office party, outside guests provide a breath of fresh air. Instead of clinging mutely to your partner, mingle a little. Take your time getting to know people in his office and you’ll start to see his daily routine in a completely different light.
• Leaving early is acceptable
False. If you accept the invitation, for goodness sake, stick it out – no matter how boring it might be. Office parties don’t happen often enough to make an early exit forgivable, so smile, have another canapé and show your guy some support.